Little League games from Monday
With the City Series tournament getting underway later this week, the Little League teams played a tuneup game Monday in a set of contests postponed from earlier this season.
Route 66 Nutrition, Illinois American Water Company, First Financial and Precision Application will be heading into tournament play on a high note after they posted victories in the regular-season finales at the Rec-Plex.
Route 66 Nutrition 14, Country Financial 2
Route 66 Nutrition was the visiting team against Country Financial and was able to strike right away, giving starting pitcher Justin Tovrea a lead before he took the ball. Tovrea actually scored the run when came home on a Cayden Masching base hit. Tovrea led off the game with a three-base hit.
An eight-run second inning pretty much put the game away for Route 66. Tommy Oestmann had a bases-loaded double that scored three runs to highlight the inning.
Zachariah Landstrom delivered a two-run single in the third inning as Route 66 plated four more runs for a 13-0 lead. A run in the fourth made it 14-0.
Country Financial got its run in the bottom of the fourth when Johnny Finnegan scored on an error.
Oestmann had four hits, including a pair of doubles, and drove in three runs to lead the Route 66 offense. Tovrea contributed a triple, two singles and a run batted in while Landstrom delivered two hits and four RBIs. Carlito Lattin collected two hits and two RBIs and Camden Gillette had two hits. Masching had a hit and two runs batted in an Hayden Frazier drove in two runs.
Tovrea fanned four in his two innings on the bump. Nolan Mennenga had three strikeouts and Gillette fanned two. Ryson Eilts started and fanned one for Country. Sean Finnegan struck out two and Joseph Lewis struck out one.
Duncan Eilts tripled and Dalen Orsowy singled for Country.
IAWC 10, Driscoll Motors 3
Hayden DuVall and Trenton Blackwell combined to toss a three-hit shutout as IAWC blanked Driscoll Motors 10-0. DuVall struck out two in one inning and Blackwell set down four on strikes in three innings of relief.
Brayden Stroh led the IAWC offense with a double, single and three runs batted in. Anderson Horning had a pair of singles and an RBI and Blackwell and Alex McMeen each doubled and drove in a run. Shannon Law had a hit and RBI. Mason Schlosser and DuVall each singled and Owen Stroh drove in a run.
DuVall scored on a wild pitch to open the scoring in a six-run first inning for IAWC. Blackwell drove in a run with his two-base hit. McMeen drove in a run with a double, as well. Horning had a run-scoring single in the second and scored on Brayden Stroh’s double as the IAWC lead grew to 8-0.
Brayden Stroh had a two-run single in the third.
Henry DeYoung doubled while Wyatt Berry and Liam Reilly each singled for Driscoll Motors. Hunter Christenson started on the bump. Reilly and DeYoung each struck out one in relief.
First Financial 7, Pontiac Police 5
The nailbiter of the evening was First Financial’s 7-5 win over Pontiac Police. It took a five-run second inning and a fending off of PPD to claim the win.
PPD got on the board in the top of the first inning when Carson Walker scored on a wild pitch. He had led off the game with a single and was on third after Jackson Crawford’s two-base hit.
Jacob Fogarty doubled to plate Mason Rich in the bottom of the first to tie the game for First Financial. Fogarty scored on a passed ball three batters later for a 2-1 lead.
Crawford his another double, this time back-to-back with Walker, to drive in Peyton Beebe and Walker to give PPD a 3-2 lead in the second inning. Crawford scored on a passed ball for a 4-2 lead.
First Financial rallied again with a five-run outburst in the bottom of the second. Boden Brooks led off with a walk and scored two batters later during Aiden Tammen at bat. Fogarty singled in one run and Carter Dronenberg followed with a two-run single to make it 7-4.
Four straight walks led to a run for Pontiac Police in the third inning, but an out at the plate, a fly out, a walk and a strikeout left the bases loaded and the score at 7-5.
Fogarty struck out the side in order in the fourth for the complete game win. He fanned eight for the game. Crawford took the loss for Pontiac Police with nine strikeouts in his three innings of work.
Fogarty had a double, single and two runs batted in while Dronenberg collected two hits and two RBIs to lead the First Financial offense. Jake Dewald doubled and Jackson Harder singled.
Crawford had two doubles and two runs batted in for Pontiac Police. Walker doubled, singled and drove in a run while Kylar Sorensen had a two-base hit.
Precision Application 12, Bank of Pontiac 4
Precision Application needed something to happen and it did, in a big way. Precision plated 10 runs in its final at bat to post a 12-4 victory over Bank of Pontiac.
Bank of Pontiac was leading 4-2 when Precision came to bat in the top of the fourth inning. The first batter struck out but then things happened that allowed Precision to rally.
Charlie Sipe singled to start the parade. An error followed, then a walk and another error that tied it at 4-4. A walk and then a single from Hunter Paulsen gave Precision a 6-4 lead. Nolan Fetgatter had a two-run single and Austin Scott delivered a two-run double to make it 11-4. An error led to the final run.
Chayse Knobbe singled in Fetgatter in the first inning for the game’s first run. Camden Fenton got BOP on the board in the bottom of the frame with a double that drove in two runs. Fenton later scored on a wild pitch and an error led to another run that made it 4-1.
Precision got another run in the second inning.
Fetgatter had a double, single and two runs batted in for Precision Application. Scott had a double and two RBIs and Paulsen had a hit and two RBIs. Sipe singled while Jonathan Cassady drove in two runs. Trevor McCoy had one RBI.
Fenton had a double, single and two runs batted in for BOP.
Knobbe started for Precision and struck out three in one inning. Scott went an inning and fanned three and Fetgatter struck out four in two innings in getting the win. Traer Bauman started for BOP and struck out one. Aaron Verdun fanned two, Myles Gilliam set down three on strikes and Michael Hendershott struck out one. John Vanover also pitched.