Area baseball with games involving WFC and Dwight

    A cold day on the diamond certainly favored the pitching, and it was Collin Hjerpe who did the job for Woodland-Flanagan-Cornell in tossing a shutout as the Warriors blanked Peoria Christian 1-0 in a Tri-County Conference baseball game at Woodland Tuesday afternoon.
    Hjerpe won the pitching duel with six strikeouts and no walks. He scattered four hits while making 88 pitches for the game.
    He allowed a two-out double in the second inning and a two-out single in the fourth. The only time Hjerpe was in trouble was the sixth frame when he allowed two hits to the first two Chargers batters. A strikeout, fly out and strikeout got him out of the inning.
    WFC was having trouble getting any run support for Hjerpe. The Warriors had two runners on in the first after two walks, but could not score. Another walk put a runner in the second.
    It was the third when Hjerpe got the run he was looking for to get him a lead. It came when Kyle Voytko went yard with two out, blasting a home run to right on the first pitch.
    WFC threatened in the fifth by loading the bases on walks with two outs, but a fly out ended the inning.
    The Warriors reloaded the bases in the sixth with one out, but left them stranded.
    Besides Voytko’s homer, WFC (3-6) got singles from Chandler Hillebrenner and Tyler Jenkins.
Watseka 6, Dwight 0
    DWIGHT — Logan Graham pitched well but got no offensive support as Dwight lost to Watseka 6-0 in a Sangamon Valley Conference game at DTHS.
    Graham yielded six runs in 6 1-3 innings, but only two were earned. He walked two and struck out nine while giving up six hits.
    The Warriors scored three runs in the third inning with the help of two errors. Watseka added a run in the fourth and two in the seventh.
    Dwight left a runner on base in each of the first six innings. The Trojans’ biggest threat to scoring came in the sixth when Graham led off with a single and Colton Holm followed with a base hit.Graham took third and Holm followed to second on the throw, putting two on in scoring position with no outs.
    A strikeout and a peculiar pitcher-to-catcher-to-third double play got Watseka out of the inning.
    Holm had two hits while Graham, Cade Enerson, Mason Tjelle and Cole Hahn each singled.