Pony League baseball

    Pontiac Orange managed just three hits but was able to parlay them into a 7-4 victory over Tri-Valley in Pony League play at the Rec-Plex Wednesday.
    A four-run fifth inning broke a 3-3 tie and put Pontiac in the driver’s seat. Tri-Valley had tied it with two runs in the top of the inning.
    Ethan Isenberg stole home to give Pontiac a 4-3 lead. This came after the first two batters — Isenberg and Justin Woolford — walked. Ethan Schumm and Andrew Rice also drew walks to load the bases. Woolford scored on a groundout, and error allowed Schumm to score and a Seth Branscum single plated Rice for a 7-3 lead.
    Pontiac scored single runs in the first, second and third frames.
    Branscum had two hits and a run batted in for Pontiac. Woolford had the other base knock. Rice, Jereme McGlasson, Devonte Chambers and Ashton Peacock each drove in a run.
    Schumm got the win in relief. He struck out two in three innings on the hill. Rice started and fanned three in his four innings.
Orange 14, Blue 1
    In an intracity battle, Orange hammered Blue 14-1 on Saturday. Orange managed 12 base hits and held Blue to three in the victory.
    Each side scored a run in the first inning and then Orange got rolling, plating three in the second, four in the third and four more in the fourth inning. A two-run fifth ended the scoring.
    Jeffrey Hamilton had a double, single and drove in two runs for Orange. Jared Quinn and Chambers each had two hits and an RBI and Schumm had a double and three RBIs. Ayden Peacock also doubled and drove in a run. Kaleb Elzey had a hit and two RBIs, Rice had a hit and RBI and McGlasson and Ashton Peacock had one hit apiece.
    Schumm fanned 10 in going the distance for Orange. Jack Bertsche took the loss for Blue. He struck out five. Michael Becker and Nolan Verdun each had two punchouts.
    Bertsche, Jacob Lucas and Verdun had one hit apiece for Blue.