Area baseball from Thursday

    Fieldcrest scored a run in the top of the first inning and three pitchers made it hold up as the Knights took fifth place in the Heart of Illinois Conference baseball tournament Thursday.
    Michael Morse led off the game with a base hit and Eric Naas followed with a safety. Both moved up to second and third on Derek May’s groundout and Morse came home on Cam Grandy’s groundout.
    From there, it was all Fieldcrest pitching. Naas got the start and allowed two hits in three innings. He walked one and was helped out of a jam with a double play in the second inning.
    Hayden Carls threw 2 1-3 innings, striking out four and yielding just one walk before giving way to Coty Johnson, who closed out the game. He gave up a hit and a walk while fanning three.
    The Knights had seven hits and drew one free pass but was only able to score in the first inning. Naas and Grandy each had two hits while Morse, Josh Keller and Matthew Cook each singled.
Lexington 5, Fisher 0
    LEXINGTON — Josh Hardman was all around the strike zone and got defensive help in pitching Lexington to a 5-0 victory over Fisher to place 11th in the HOIC tournament at Keller Park.
    Hardman struck out seven, scattered six hits and did not allow a free pass in going the distance.
    The Minutemen got on the board in the first inning and led 2-0 after two frames. Lexington put the game away with three runs in the sixth.
    Hardman was also key at the plate with two hits and two RBIs. Koletin Hippen had two hits and drove in a run and Jayden Jones doubled and had an RBI. Jonny Olson and Will White each singled.
Heyworth 7, EPG 4
    EL PASO — Heyworth got to El Paso-Gridley pitching late for a 7-4 win in the consolation title game at South Pointe Park.
    The Titans scored a run in the first inning and added two in the fourth for a 3-0 lead. Jarrin Landrus was in a groove over the first five innings, allowing just one run in his final frame on the bump. EPG got that run back in the bottom of the fifth.
    But the Hornets got to reliever Drew Gilbert for three runs in the sixth inning to pull even, where it stayed after Kyler Edelman threw a scoreless seventh inning.
    The game was tied at 4-4 after seven innings and Heyworth broke the deadlock in the eighth with three runs off Edelman for the win.
    Landrus gave up a run, one hit, walked five and fanned one. Gilbert yielded three runs on four hits and a walk while striking out one. Edelman gave up three runs, fanned two and allowed five hits and a walk.
    Landrus had two hits and drove in a run for the Titans. Zach Johnson doubled and had an RBI while Edelman and Kevin Greene each singled and drove in a run. Teron Fairchild also had a hit.
Dwight 3, Iroquois West 0
    GILMAN — Logan Graham and Hayden Tjelle combined on a four-hit shutout as Dwight topped host Iroquois West 3-0 in a Sangamon Valley Conference contest.
    The Trojans (10-17, 6-7) scored single runs in the second, third and sixth frames to provide offensive support. Graham belted a solo home run while Alex Pampinella and Bubba Schultz each registered a double and single to lead the DTHS attack.
    Graham set down nine Raiders on strikes, walked one and allowed three hits in 4 2-3 innings. Tjelle got the save after fanning two, walking one and giving up one safety in closing out the contest.
Pontiac 7, BCC 0
    Pontiac’s frosh-soph Indians posted a 7-0 shutout of Central Catholic at The Ballpark at Williamson Field.
    A run in the first inning was all the offensive help Eric Watson and Isaac Nollen needed as the two gave up a combined five hits. Watson walked three and struck out two in six innings. Nollen fanned two and walked one in his inning on the hill.
    The Indians provided insurance with tow runs in the second stanza and a run in the fourth inning. Three markers in the sixth ended the scoring.
    Nic Hendren had two hits and drove in three runs for the young Tribe. Watson and Austin Waldschmidt each doubled and singled. Watson had two RBIs and Waldschmidt drove in one run. Peyton Amm also had two hits.