Runs and hits were in big supply for the Tremper baseball team Saturday in a Southeast Conference doubleheader at Andy Smith Field.

The Trojans totaled 18 hits, winning 19-3 in five innings and 12-2 in five innings to sweep the three-game series.

The Trojans, who improved to 9-4 overall and 8-4 in the SEC, were also helped by 11 Park errors and 16 walks on the day.

“We took advantage of free bases, and our pitchers were able to minimize really well today,” Tremper coach John Matera said.

Playing as the visiting team in Game 1, the Trojans scored six runs in the top of the second and nine in the top of the fourth.

Alex Wajerski led the offense, going 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI.

Torin Byrnes dominated in a two-inning start, allowing no hits with seven strikeouts to get the win. Marty Schabel and Ethan Taylor finished things on the mound.

Tremper struck quickly in Game 2, scoring five runs in the bottom of the first.

Jared Heinzen had a huge offensive game, going 4-for-4 with a double, a triple, three runs and four RBI. Jordan Kehl (double, two hits, two runs), Reese Dutton (two hits, two runs, RBI) and Wajerski (double, two hits, two runs, two RBI) also led the offense.

Eric Juarez, who started and got the win, Riley Dutton and Reese Dutton combined to hold the Panthers to three hits.

Wilmot 6, Elkhorn 3

Elkhorn 12, Wilmot 2 (5 inn.)

It was a tale of two games for the host Panthers in a Southern Lakes Conference doubleheader.

Wilmot (9-7 overall, 6-4 SLC) got out to a 6-0 lead and committed just one error in a Game 1 victory but made four errors in a Game 2 defeat.

“It was a role reversal in these two games,” Wilmot coach Josh Pye said. “We played defense and hit in the first game, and Elkhorn hit and played defense in the second game.”

Tanner Peterson went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two runs and an RBI in the first game to lead the Panthers, while Evan Henry was 2-for-3 with three RBI, Jack Vozel had two hits and drove in a run and Logan Pye doubled and drove in one.

Peterson got the win, going 52/3 innings. He allowed three runs on five hits with two walks and eight strikeouts.

Zach Lamberson and Peterson each had two hits and an RBI in the second game.

Pye took the loss, allowing seven runs (four earned) in 21/3 innings.

Waterford 9, Central 8

Waterford 2, Central 1

The host Falcons suffered a pair of one-run defeats in an SLC doubleheader.

Playing as the visiting team in Game 1, Central (5-9, 3-6) rapped out 15 hits and led 8-5 through four innings, but the Wolverines scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth and two in the bottom of the seventh against reliever Austin Glidden for a walk-off win.

Alex Salerno had a huge game at the plate, notching three doubles, two runs and an RBI. Dylan Anderson was 3-for-5 with an RBI, Kyle Mitchell, Bryce Kerkman and Tyler Horton each had two hits and Myles Kazumura drove in a pair of runs.

Anderson took the tough-luck loss in the second game, as he went all seven innings and allowed two unearned runs on four hits with a walk and five strikeouts.

Waterford scored in the top of the sixth and seventh innings for a 2-0 lead. Central got one in the bottom of the seventh, but Waterford starter Cole Weinkauf ended it there to secure a complete-game victory.

Horton led the Falcons’ offense by going 2-for-3.

Mike Johnson

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