Area baseball from Friday
The way things were going for Josh Hardman, Kyle Spencer’s efforts to outpitch his mound opponent were fruitless. Hardman twirled a no-hit gem and Lexington shut out Ridgeview 4-0 in a Heart of Illinois Conference baseball game Friday afternoon.
Spencer had one bad inning when the Minutemen tagged him for three runs. He also allowed a tally in the fifth frame.
Meanwhile, Hardman was the ace on this day, striking out 12 while walking three. Two Mustangs reached via errors, but Hardman was not seriously challenged all game.
Hardman also did damage at the plate, collecting a double, single and driving in a run. Will White matched his LHS teammate with a two-base hit, single and RBI. Jonny Olson and Blake harms each singled.
Lexington was to face Heyworth this morning at the Corn Crib in Bloomington. Ridgeview was scheduled to meet Cornerstone Christian Academy.
Henry 11, WFC 1
HENRY — What a difference a few days make. Woodland-Flanagan-Cornell handled Henry-Senachwine in a Tri-County Conference baseball game on Tuesday, but the Mallards got back at the Warriors with an 11-1 decision Friday afternoon to split the season-series.
Henry got to WFC starter Allan Rose for nine runs in four-plus innings touches relievers Kyle Voytko and Mason Ewing for single tallies. The Mallard got rolling with a run in the first inning and blew the game open with four runs in the fourth and five in the fifth.
WFC was having trouble getting to Henry’s hurler. The Warriors did try to make things interesting in the fifth inning, though.
Trailing 5-0, WFC loaded the bases at the bottom of the order with one out and was looking to close the gap. Singles by Brayden Kirchner, Clayton Sibert and Corey Hill filled the sacks and turn the lineup over. Kirchner scored on Tyler Jenkins’ grounder to third. A strikeout ended the rally.
Kirchner, Sibert, Hill and Rose each singled for the four WFC hits.
The Warriors are scheduled to host Serena in a doubleheader today.