Pontiac finished with a 4-2 record in high school varsity summer baseball after routing Herscher 6-2 Monday at The Ballpark at Williamson Field.
The Indians scored in four of the six innings it batted in support of the pitching of five different players.
After starter Carter Dawson shut out Herscher in the top of the first inning, Pontiac got on the board in the bottom of the frame as Dawson scored on Ben Schuler’s two-base hit. Dawson walked with two outs to bring up Schuler.
Herscher touched Dawson, who helped lead his Legacy team to a 16-and-under national qualifier championship in Ohio, for two runs in the second to take a momentary lead.
Trevor Sexton, who reached on an error to lead off the inning, scored on a passed ball to knot the game at 2-2. Pontiac took the lead for good in the third frame when Eric Watson scored on a Tyler Pulliam groundout.
Johnny Lenox singled to open the Pontiac fifth inning and later scored on a passed ball. Evan Trevino walked after the Lenox single and eventually scored on Pulliam’s sacrifice pop fly. Dawson then singled to plate Kaden Thomas, who had reached with a base hit.
Schuler had a double, single and run batted in while Dawson had two hits and an RBI. Sexton also had two hits while Thomas, Lenox and Blaine Steidinger each singled. Pulliam had two RBIs.
Dawson allowed two runs (one earned) on one hit and two walks. He struck out one in his two innings. Schuler also threw two frames, giving up two hits and striking out two. Steidinger walked one and struck out one in a scoreless inning, and Trevino fanned one in one inning. Aaron Adcock tossed the final frame, allowing a base hit.