Little League baseball from Friday
Illinois American Water Company and Route 66 Nutrition each found that 11 runs was enough for a win in Little League play Friday evening at the Rec-Plex.
IAWC 11, Bank of Pontiac 3
Trenton Blackwell got the ball and went three innings to earn the win on the bump as IAWC scored an 11-3 win over Bank of Pontiac. Blackwell struck out six. Mason Schlosser fanned two in his inning of work.
An eight-run second inning gave the Blackwell-Schlosser tandem all they needed in support. Blackwell helped himself with a two-run base hit in the inning. He also scored a run.
IAWC added three runs in the third inning as Anderson Horning led off with a triple and Alex McMeen had a two-run double.
McMeen had a double, single and three runs batted in for IAWC. Horning had a triple, single and RBI and Blackwell had a hit and drove in two runs. Brayden Stroh and Owen Stroh each singled and Shannon Law and Schlosser each drove in a run.
Camden Fenton had a triple and single for Bank of Pontiac. Peyton VonHolten added a single while Colin Kristich and Michael Hendershott each had a run batted in.
Myles Gilliam started on the hill and struck out four. Kolin Cox also pitched.
Route 66 Nutrition 11, Pontiac Police 1
Route 66 Nutrition was methodical in routing Pontiac Police 11-1. Route 66 scored in each of the five innings it batted, ending the game with a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth.
Zachariah Landstrom led the 10-hit Route 66 attack with a double, single and three runs batted in. Tommy Oestmann had two doubles while Cayden Masching contributed two hits and a run batted in. Camden Gillette and Justin Tovrea each registered a hit and RBI and Ethan Reiners and Aiden Wink had one hit apiece.
Tovrea fanned six as the Route 66 starter. Reiners struck out seven in three innings of relief.
Jackson Crawford struck out seven for Pontiac Police. Cole Rapp had three Ks. Rapp had the lone PPD base hit.
PPD scored in the top of the first inning but was shut out the rest of the way. Route 66 tied it in the first and took the lead with two runs in the second. A pair of three-run frames followed before a two-run fifth ended the game.