Youth leagues from Monday, including Little League, Peanut League and Rookie Miss softball

    A trio of pitchers limited First Financial’s offense as Route 66 Nutrition posted a 9-2 victory in Little League play at the Rec-Plex on Monday.
    Driscoll Motors and Pontiac Police also claimed victories.
Route 66 Nutrition 9, First Financial 2
    Zachariah Landstrom, Cayden Masching and Justin Tovrea each pitched two innings and combined to strikeout 13 and allow just five hits as Route 66 pitching proved key. Landstrom and Masching each struck out five and Tovrea fanned three.
    Route 66 touched First Financial starter Carter Dronenberg for seven runs and 10 hits in three innings. Dronenberg struck out seven. Jacob Fogarty had four punchouts in two innings of relief.
    Route 66 Nutrition collected three straight singles to begin the bottom of the first inning. Masching and Tovrea were in scoring position when Tommy Oestmann singled to drive both in for a 2-0 lead.
    Three runs were added in the second inning and two more in the third as Route 66 built a 7-0 lead. Hayden Frazier and Carlito Lattin opened the second with hits, and both scored, as did Tovrea, who also singled.
    In the third, Oestmann smacked a two-run double with two outs.
    Fogarty got First Financial on the board with an inside-the-park home run to lead off the fourth inning.
    Lattin and Masching singled to lead off the Route 66 fifth, and scored for a 9-1 lead.
    First Financial scored its second run in the sixth inning. Fogarty touched the plate on a Dronenberg two-base hit.
    Oestmann had three hits, including a double, and drove in four runs for Route 66. Masching and Tovrea each had two hits and a run batted in while Frazier and Lattin collected two hits apiece. Landstrom had one hit.
    Dronenberg had a double, single and run batted in for First Financial. Fogarty homered, singled and had a run batted in.
Driscoll 11, Precision Application 7
    Driscoll Motors fell behind early but erupted for seven runs in one inning to top Precision Application 11-7.
    Precision led 6-2 after three innings and was up 7-4 when Driscoll’s offense made some noise in the fifth inning.
    The first seven batters for Driscoll reached base in the fifth frame. Singles by Brody Karr and Iziah Wright opened the inning and Cade Tolbert doubled in a run. Wyatt Berry then tripled to tie it up. Henry DeYoung also tripled.
    Karr got his second hit of the inning, driving in the go-ahead runs in the process, and Tolbert singled tow plate two more runs for the final difference.
    Tolbert had a double, single and drove in three runs to help pace the Driscoll offense. DeYoung contributed a triple, double and two RBIs and Cole Kuerth had a double, single and RBI. Karr also had two hits and drove in a run and Liam Reilly had two base knocks. Berry tripled and drove in two runs and Wright singled.
    Reilly struck out five in three innings for Driscoll, and DeYoung fanned six in his three innings. Austin Scott struck out six for Precision Application. Trevor McCoy fanned one.
    Scott had two hits, including a double, and drove in two runs to lead the Precision offense. McCoy had two hits and an RBI and Charlie Sipe had two hits. Jonathan Cassady doubled, Chayse Knobbe had a hit and RBI and Mason Fiorini singled.
Pontiac Police 10, Bank of Pontiac 7
    Pontiac Police scored eight times in the first inning to handcuff Bank of Pontiac. PPD went on to notch the victory by a 10-7 count.
    Walks were key early as three of the first four PPD batters drew free passes. Elijah Hartke doubled to drive in two as Pontiac Police built a 5-0 lead. Two errors allowed three more runs to score.
    Bank of Pontiac came back with two runs in the bottom of the first. Camden Fenton tripled to drive in one run and he scored on an error. BOP added two runs in the second to cut the difference to 8-4.
    PPD responded with a run in the third inning. Hartke scored on an error after a triple from Jackson Crawford. Crawford scored again in the fourth inning, also on an error after drawing a two-out walk.
    Traer Bauman drove in a run in the fourth inning for BOP and two runs scored in the fifth inning without the benefit of a base hit.
    EH had double, single and drove in two runs. Crawford doubled while Cole Rapp and Craig Fosdick each singled. Rapp struck out eight in three innings. Crawford fanned five in relief.
    Michael Hendershott struck out two for Bank of Pontiac. Myles Gilliam fanned seven and Peyton Von Holten struck out three. Bauman had three hits and a run batted in for the BOP offense. Fenton had a triple, single and two RBIs and Kolin Cox singled. Von Holten drove in a run.
Rookie Miss
Suzi Q’s 5, Sturms Seed Service 3
    Amelia Maier received the game ball for Suzi Q’s in their 5-3 win over Sturms Seed Service in Rookie Miss softball Monday.
    Maier had one of Suzy Q’s 12 base hits. Payton Rogers, Emmalee Hammer, Ava Metz, Grace Murphy and Kenzie Fetgetter each had one hit. The offensive leaders were Isabella Hinz, Alyza Steidinger and Amaya Wyman with two hits apiece.
    Ruby Sturms had two hits for Sturms Seed. Kira Johnson, Maggie Crawford, Susan Berry and Laryssa Sorenson each had one hit.
Lyons-Sullivan 7, Good Times 2
    Lyons-Sullivan Realty had its bats rattling by collecting 16 hits in a 7-2 win over Good Times Limo.
    Harper Francis led the way with a double and two singles while Syndel Hicks and  Lily Sipe each had three hits. Aubrey Thompson and Madison Haan each had two singles while Peyton Mercer tripled. Abbue Rapp and Maya Ray had one hit apiece.
    Tiffany Legner and Ella Ashcraft had two hits each for Good Times Limo. Addison Gall doubled with Chloe Dearth, Alexis Legner, Anna Gall and Brooklyn Tissiere each singled.
Peanut League
    Fraher Ford drove home three runs in the third inning and it proved vital in its Peanut League game with Selig Group. Fraher Ford tipped Selig 5-3.
    The three runs third for Fraher pushed its lead to 5-1. Selig answered with two runs in the last of the third to make it close.
    Aden Brummel, Cale Christenson and Marco Casillas each had two hits while Evan Wolfe and Bryce Rock had one hit each.
    Logan Henry had two two-base hits for Selig Group. Noah Davis stroked a double and single and Ben Melchers had a base hit.