Area baseball from Tuesday with Dwight, Prairie Central, WFC and El Paso-Gridley

    Dwight had an answer for Iroquois West in posting a 5-2 victory in a Sangamon Valley Conference baseball contest Tuesday.
    The win comes on the heels of a league win over Momence on Monday in a makeup contest.
    Bubba Schultz had the big hit in the second inning as Dwight tok the lead for good. The Trojans had scored first with a run in the top of the first, but the Raiders plated two in the home half for a 2-1 lead.
    Schultz broke a 2-2 tie in the second when he tripled to right field. Scoring on the play were Mason Tjelle and Cole Hahn. Michael Johnson, who singled with one out, scored the tying run on Tjelle’s two-base hit.
    Hayden Tjelle got into a groove after the first inning.
    A balk in the fifth inning pushed across Colton Holm with Dwight’s fifth run.
    Schultz had a double, triple and drove in two runs and Mason Tjelle had doubled and singled with a run batted in for the Trojans. Cade Enerson doubled and had an RBI while Hayden Tjelle and Hahn each singled.
    Hayden Tjelle needed 91 pitches to go the distance. He struck out six to go with walking three and giving up five hits.
EPG 20, Ridgeview 2
    COLFAX — El Paso-Gridley relied on solid pitching and a lot offense that overwhelm Ridgeview in Heart of Illinois Conference baseball Tuesday.
    The Titans gave starter Hub Halvorsen a two-run lead before he took the ball in the opening frame. EPG followed the first with five runs in the second and nine in the third for a 16-0 lead. Four runs in the fifth frame made it 20-0.
    Halvorsen ran into trouble in the fifth by allowing two runs. He finished with four strikeouts to go with allowing two walks and two hits.
    Halvorsen helped himself with two hits, including a double. Kevin Greene led EPG in hits with four and Nathan Lavender provided punch with a double, two singles and four runs batted in. Kyler Edelman and Teron Fairchild each had two hits and two RBIs. Brock Starkey had two safeties. Jarrin Landrus and Drew Gilbert each contributed a hit and two RBIs, Nolan Yochum and Trevor Neal each recorded a hit and run batted in and Brennan Workman had a hit.
    Justin Givens and Jacob Sutton each singled for the Mustangs. Sean Nunamaker took the loss. He allowed seven runs on eight hits, two walks and struck out four. Spencer Hopt gave up nine unearned runs and fanned one and Sutton struck out three and yielded four runs.
Putnam County 1, WFC 0
    SOUTH STREATOR —Putnam County made a big defensive play in the seventh inning and then scored the game’s only run in the top of the eighth as the Panthers tipped Woodland-Flanagan-Cornell 1-0 in Tri-County Conference play Tuesday.
    The Warriors lost out on a play at the plate in the seventh inning, and then Putnam County scored its run in the eighth off Kyle Voytko. Voytko took the loss after allowing one run on two hits to go with two strikeouts.
    Collin Hjerpe threw seven innings of shutout ball, giving up three hits and three walks while striking out seven.
    WFC had six hits, including Mason Ewing’s double.
Tri-Valley 11, Prairie Central 6
    DOWNS— Prairie Central had just taken the lead when Tri-Valley erupted for seven runs to claim an 11-6 nonconference victory.
    Carter Nowak walked with two outs and then Billy Printz tripled as the Hawks tied it in the sixth inning. A balk with Peyton Rigsby at bat forced in Printz to make it 5-4.
    Prairie Central had led early with two runs in the second inning and a tally in the third. Tri-Valley then scored a four times over the next three Vikings at bats to hold a 4-3 edge.
    Tri-Valley’s response in the sixth inning came off starter Bryson Musser. Musser took the loss after allowing 11 runs on 12 hits and four walks in 5 2-3 innings. He struck out four. Seth Retter finished up.
    Rigsby had three hits for the Hawks while Printz tripled and drove in a run. Nowak and Musser alos collected a hit and RBI. Ryan Rhoda added a single and Seth Reed and Eddie Shumaker each drove in a run.