Area baseball from Tuesday

    An eight-run inning lofted El Paso-Gridley to an 18-7 win over Woodland-Flanagan-Cornell in a nonconference baseball game at South Pointe Park Tuesday.
    The Titans collected eight hits in the third inning, including a two-run triple from Kyler Edelman, to pull away from WFC. The eight-run outburst gave EPG a 15-4 advantage.
    WFC scored twice in the first inning and regained the lead in the top of second with two more runs. EPG scored three times in the first and four times in the second for a 7-4 lead. Each side scored three times in the fourth inning.
    Collin Hjerpe homered for the Warriors in the first inning, the first of his three roundtrippers on the day, to get WFC on the board. Nathan Lavender doubled in a run for the Titans to begin a big day at the plate for the EPG senior.
    Edelman homered in the second inning, a three-run blast that broke a 4-4 tie.
    Lavender had three hits, including a homer and double, and drove in five runs for the Titans. Edelman also drove in five runs with a homer and triple. Jarrin Landrus had a double, single and two RBIs and Hub Halvorsen and Kevin Greene each had two hits and drove in a run. Teron Fairchild also had two hits. Brock Starkey had a hit and two RBIs, Drew Gilbert had a hit and RBI and Jackson Brunner had a base hit.
    Ian Cavallo got the win with six strikeouts and seven runs allowed. Nolan Yochum closed out the win.
    Hjerpe took the loss, giving up 13 runs to go with two strikeouts. Tyler Jenkins gave up five runs in relief.
    Hjerpe had a three-homer game with six runs batted in. Jake Albertson had two hits while Clayton Sibert had a hit and RBI. Kyle Voytko and Brad Simpson each singled.
Fisher 8, Lexington 6
    LEXINGTON — One bad inning burned Lexington, who left the bases loaded in the seventh inning in falling 8-6 to Fisher in a Heart of Illinois Conference contest at Keller Park Tuesday.
    Trailing 2-1, the Bunnies scored five runs in the third inning and added single tallies in the fifth and sixth frames. These proved to be the difference as Lexington rallied.
    The Minutemen scored a run in the sixth to trail 8-4 before taking one more shot in the seventh. Tyler Grimsley walked to lead off the LHS seventh and Josh Hardman singled. Two fly outs put the Minutemen in a tough spot.
    Jared Leake singled to load the bases and Carter Little was hit by a pitch to force in a run. Mitchell Sadler walked to force Hardman home and putting the tying run on second base and the winning run on first.
    But a strikeout ended the threat and the game.
    Grimsley and Leake each had two hits for the Minutemen and Little and Hardman each had a hit and RBI. Andrew Olson, Trevor Keagle and Reese Newby each singled. Sadler and Will White had one RBI apiece.
    Hardman took the loss, allowing eight runs (one earned) on nine hits and two walks in six innings. He struck out eight. Leake finished up, yielding a hit in one inning.
Tremont 8, Fieldcrest 1
    WENONA — Fieldcrest managed just two hits in dropping an 8-1 HOIC decision to Tremont Tuesday.
    The Turks scored single runs in each of the first three innings in taking a 3-1 lead. Two runs in the fifth inning and three in the seventh put the game away.
    Michael Morse homered in the first inning for the lone Knights run. Matt Cook had the other FHS base hit.
    Derek May went the distance for the Knights, allowing 10 hits and striking out two.
EPG 7, Pontiac 3
    El Paso-Gridley did all its damage in the third inning in posting a 7-3 win over Pontiac frosh-soph play Tuesday.
    The Indians scored two runs in the first inning and held that lead until the Titans plated seven markers in the third frame. PTHS added a run in the fifth inning.
    Aaron Adcock had a double and two runs batted in and Clayton Haase had a hit and RBI for the Indians. Trevor Sexton and Skyler Gibson each singled.
    Adcock took the loss after giving up seven runs. George Smith shut the door in throwing no-hit ball over the final 4 2-3 innings. He fanned six after Adcock recorded five strikeouts.