Area baseball from Friday

    Ridgeview let a five-run lead get away in dropping an 8-6 decision to host Iroquois West in a nonconference baseball game Friday afternoon.
    The Raiders were down 5-0 before scoring three times in the fourth inning and three times in the fifth to take a one-run lead.
    The Mustangs pulled even in the sixth inning when Jalen Duncan singled home Eric Stubblefield, who had doubled with one out, making it 6-6. But Iroquois West got two runs in the last of the sixth and then RHS went down in order in the seventh to end the ballgame.
    Ridgeview scored two runs in the first inning for the early lead. Kyle Spencer led off the game with a two-base hit and Cameron Green came on as the courtesy runner for the RHS pitcher. Matt Nunamaker followed with a base hit that drove in Green. Nunamaker scored on a one-out hit from Duncan.
    An error, two walks and a pop out preceded Green’s two-run double that made it 4-0 in the third inning. Jakob Sutton and Tucker Maupin scored on the play.
    Stubblefield walked to lead off the fourth. He was on third with two outs when a wild pitch allowed him to score for a 5-0 Ridgeview advantage.
    Spencer had three hits and Duncan had two hits and two runs batted in. Green had a hit and two RBIs and Nunamaker, Stubblefield and Adam Born contributed one hit apiece. Spencer, Green and Stubblefield each doubled.
    Nunamaker took the loss in relief of Spencer, giving up five runs on eight hits and a walk in two innings. Spencer allowed three runs on six hits. Both pitchers struck out five.
GCMS 11, Fieldcrest 8
    WENONA — Fieldcrest fell behind early and tried to come back only to fall short, 11-8, in a Heart of Illinois Conference game against Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley.
    The Falcons tagged FHS pitching for a run in the first inning and four in the second. It was an 8-1 game before the Knights rallied.
    Fieldcrest scored three runs in the fifth inning. Eric Naas had a two-run single in the inning. FHS added three runs in the sixth to make it an 8-7 game. Travis Cook singled home a run and two runs scored on Naas’ single.
    GCMS answered with three runs in the top of the seventh to put the game out of reach. Cook doubled home a run in the bottom of the seventh but the Knights left two runners in scoring position when the final out was recorded.
    Naas had three hits and three RBIs to lead the Knights (5-11, 2-4). Ryan Naas also had three hits, including a double, and Cook doubled, singled and drove in two runs. Hayden Carls, Cam Grandy and Mike Morse each singled.
    Derek May took the loss after giving five runs in an inning-plus. He walked two, fanned one and allowed five hits. Morse finished up, allowing six runs on six hits and one walk. He struck out five.
Roanoke 12, Dwight 0
    DWIGHT — It just wasn’t meant to be for Dwight, who was playing its third game in four days Friday. The Trojans fell 12-0 to Roanoke-Benson in a nonconference game at DTHS.
    The Rockets scored three times in the second inning and put up a combined nine runs in the fifth and sixth frames for the final. Six errors did not help four DTHS hurlers.
    Hayden Tjelle took the loss after allowing seven runs (two earned) on six hits and one walk in four innings. He fanned three. Mike Johnson, Colton Holm and Cal Schultz also got the ball on the bump.
    Dwight (6-10) managed just four hits.