Area baseball from Monday
A seven-run inning was the difference as Olympia topped Pontiac 11-4 in a Corn Belt Conference baseball game Monday afternoon.
The Spartans led by three runs before the Indians dented the scoreboard. Tony Krominga doubled to drive in Boston DiNardi and Garrett Gould scored on an error on the play to trim the deficit to 3-2 in the third inning.
Olympia scored in the bottom of the third and then erupted for seven runs in the fifth.
PTHS added two runs in the seventh inning. Levi Ransom tripled with two outs that brought in Logan Verdun, who had singled, and DiNardi, who had reached on a fielder's choice.
Ransom added a double to his three-base hit to lead the Pontiac offense. Krominga and Gould also doubled while Verdun and Andrew Lee each singled.
Krominga took the loss, giving up 11 runs, though just two were earned, in 4 2-3 innings. He struck out three, walked three and yielded eight hits. Verdun walked three, gave up a hit and fanned two in 1 2-3 innings.
FROSH-SOPHS: Carter Dawson and Tyler Pulliam combined to toss a two-hit shutout as Pontiac took the frosh-soph game 7-0. Dawson struck out six and walked two in six innings. Tyler Pulliam fanned two and walked one. Each pitcher allowed one hit.
Nic Hendren and Luke Fox each had two hits. Austin Waldschmidt homered and Dawson, Pulliam, Colton Clesson and Isaac Nollen each had one hit.
Putnam County 9, WFC 8
SOUTH STREATOR — Woodland-Flanagan-Cornell let one get away on Monday. After jumping on Putnam County early, the Warriors let the Panthers rally for a 9-8 Tri-County Conference win in nine innings.
WFC scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning and led 5-2 after three frames. Putnam County scored twice in the fourth and three times in the fifth to take a 7-5 advantage.
The Warriors tied it at 7-7 with two runs in the last of the sixth and neither side scored in the seventh to force extra innings.
Putnam County scored a run in the eighth inning only to be tied in the bottom of the frame by the Warriors. The Panthers got another run in the ninth for the win.
Allan Rose took the loss after going 4 1-3 innings in relief. He gave up two earned runs on six hits and a walk while striking out four. Collin Hjerpe started and allowed seven runs (six earned) over 4 2-3 frames. He walked four, scattered eight hits and fanned five.
Rose homered, singled and drove in three runs for the Warriors (5-13-1, 3-8). Brayden Kirchner also had a home run and single. Hjerpe singled twice and drove in three runs while Clayton Sibert contributed two singles.