Pony League play from Tuesday

Pontiac Orange went to extra innings but dropped a three-run decision in Pony League play at Jaycee Park on Tuesday. Pontiac Blue hit the road and suffered an 11-7 setback to Gardner.
Elwood 9, Orange 6
Elwood scored four runs in the top of the eighth inning to get past Pontiac Orange  9-6. Pontiac had tied the game at 5-5 in the bottom of the sixth and scored a run in its half of the eighth.
Elwood took a 2-0 lead after single runs in each of the first two innings. Pontiac tied it with two runs in the bottom of the third. Andrew Rice doubled home Ayden Peacock and Ethan Schumm for the equalizers.
Each side scored a run in the fourth inning and Elwood put up two in the fifth for a 5-3 lead. Pontiac got its two runs to tie it for the third time in the sixth when Jeffrey Hamilton doubled in Ethan Isenberg and Rice singled in Hamilton. Schumm was thrown out at third on the play to end the inning.
Isenberg and Schumm each had three hits for Orange and Rice and Hamilton each had a double and single. Kaleb Elzey and Jereme McGlasson had one hit each. Rice drove in three runs while Hamilton and Isenberg each had a run batted in.
Schumm took the loss in relief. He fanned four in three innings. Starter Isenberg had six strikeouts in five innings.
Gardner 11, Blue 7
GARDNER — Pontiac let one get away as Gardner scored five runs in its final at bat to surpass Blue for an 11-7 win.
Pontiac had broken a 6-6 tie in the top of the fifth when Brayden Livingston scored on an error.
Blue scored a run in the top of the first inning but Gardner scored four times in the bottom of the frame to take the lead.
    Pontiac got the lead back with five runs in the second. Jack Bertsche scored on a wild pitch and Sam Kelly was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to force in Michael Becker. Ty Jensen followed with a two-run double to give Pontiac a 5-4 lead. Jensen scored on Livingston’s hit.
    Jensen and Kelly each doubled and drove in two runs while Livingston had a hit and RBI and Nolan Verdun and Becker each singled for Pontiac.
    Becker took the loss in relief. He struck out one in three innings. Livingston started and fanned nine in his three innings.