Area baseball from Monday
Derek May allowed no earned runs and received decent run support late as Fieldcrest topped Ridgeview 7-2 in a Heart of Illinois Conference baseball game Monday afternoon.
May gave up four hits and one walk while striking out eight in going the distance for the Knights. Both Ridgeview tallied were unearned.
The Knights got on the board in the second inning with two runs off Mustangs’ starter Matthew Nunamaker. Ryan Naas led off with a double and scored on McKoy Allen’s base hit. Allen scored two batters later on a Travis Cook groundout.
Nunamaker led off the bottom of the fourth inning by reaching on an error. He scored on a two-out double by Jalen Duncan.
Fieldcrest added two runs in the sixth inning. May reached on a fielder’s choice and scored on a Naas base hit. Matt Cook, who reached on an error after May batted, scored on a Landon Cook single to make it 4-1.
Ridgeview got one run back in the bottom of the inning when Nunamaker scored on a Spencer Hopt single.
The Knights put the game away with three runs in the seventh. Michael Morse tripled home two runs and scored on May’s two-base hit.
Morse tripled, singled and drove in two runs while Naas had two hits, including a double, and drove in a run to lead the FHS offense. Landon Cook also had two hits and an RBI and Hayden Carls singled twice. May had a double and RBI and Allen had a hit and a run batted in. Travis Cook also drove in a run.
Duncan doubled, singled and drove in two runs for the Mustangs. Nunamaker, Hopt, Conner Robbins and Justin Givens each singled.
Nunamaker took the loss after giving up seven runs (four earned) on 11 hits and a walk. He fanned three in 6 1-3 innings. Jakob Sutton got the last two outs.
Roanoke-Benson 9, WFC 0
SOUTH STREATOR — Woodland-Flanagan-Cornell pitching allowed three earned runs and got no offensive support as the Warriors lost a 9-0 decision to Roanoke-Benson in a Tri-County Conference game Monday.
Collin Hjerpe took the loss after giving up five runs (one earned) in three innings. He walked three, allowed three hits and fanned five. Mason Ewing yielded four runs (two earned) off three hits and a walk in two innings. He had one punch out. Tyler Jenkins struck out two and gave up one hit in two innings.
The Rockets scored five times in the third inning and added three in the fourth and one more in the fifth inning.
Kyle Voytko had a double for WFC. Jenkins and Hjerpe each singled.
Pontiac 4, Tolono 3
Although the varsity game was called due to wet conditions at Tolono, the junior varsity game at Pontiac took place with the host Indians scoring four times in their final at bat to edge the Rockets 4-3 at The Ballpark at Williamson Field.
Unity scored twice in the top of the first inning and added a run in the sixth for a 3-0 lead.
Luke Fox stood to take the loss after giving up the first-inning tallies. He threw five innings, giving up one hit, one walk and two unearned runs. He struck out six. Clay Pfeifer got the win with two innings of relief that included giving up a run. He fanned two and gave up two hits.
Pontiac finally found some offense in its final chance in the last of the seventh inning. Pinch-hitter Trevor Sexton opened the seventh with a walk and Eric Watson followed with a triple to right that drove in Sexton. Watson scored on the play on an error.
Nic Hendren then drew a walk. Hendren was on second with the tying run after a steal with two outs. He came home to even the score at 3-3 on Payton Amm’s base hit. Tre Edinger came on as the courtesy runner.
Edinger then stole second and took third on an overthrow. Evan Trevino hit a nubber that got past the mound and was mishandled on a hurried play for an infield single that drove in Edinger with the game-winner.
Watson had a single and triple and drove in a run. Amm had two hits and an RBI and Trevino had a hit and RBI. Austin Waldschmidt, Gavin Bauknecht and Fox each singled.