Pony League tourney

    Pontiac Blue finished its tournament run with a 2-2 record, which included a win over Pontiac Orange, in Pony League play over the weekend.
    Pontiac Blue suffered an opening-round loss last Wednesday to Heyworth and bounced back with a 17-7 win over Clinton Saturday morning. The game lasted two innings after Blue pushed across 14 runs in the first inning.
    Clinton scored four runs in the top of the first inning but trailed by 10 runs after Blue went through the batting two times as 18 batters came to bat.
    The first 16 batters reached base, including a run-scoring double from Ty Jensen and a three-run double from Jack Bertsche helped make it 7-4.
    Each side scored three runs in the second inning.
    Nolan Verdun had three hits and drove in three runs for Pontiac. Bertsche had a double, single and three RBIs and Jensen had a double and RBI. Michael Becker and Brayden Livingston each had a hit and RBI and Brady Donovan singled. Jacob Lucas drove in a run.
    Lucas started and Bertsche relieved as both threw one inning and struck out one batter.
Blue 11, Orange 6
    In a battle of two Chief City clubs, Blue scored first and did not trail, though Orange did pull even after the third inning. Blue tallied five runs in the first and last innings to prevail.
    Sam Kelly doubled in the first run and scored the second on a Jensen base hit in the first inning for Blue. Kelly scored again in the third inning on a Livingston base hit to make it 6-0.
    Orange rallied to pull even with six runs in its half of the third inning. Devonte Chambers had the big hit as he doubled in Ayden Peacock and Ethan Isenberg. This came after Isenberg singled in Jeffrey Hamilton. Chambers scored on a wild pitch and Kaleb Elzey and Jeremy McGlasson each singled in a run to tie the game.
    Blue regained the advantage after Becker singled in Bertsche. Kelly had a double that drove in a run and Jensen singled in another tally.
    Jensen had three hits and drove in two runs for Blue. Kelly collected two doubles and two RBIs. Livingston and Becker each had a hit and RBI and Bertsche singled.
    Jensen started on the bump, striking out six before giving way to Becker one out into the third inning. Becker struck out one in finishing up.
    Isenberg fanned seven for Orange. Peacock had three punch outs and Andrew Rice finished up.
    Chambers had his two-run double to lead Orange at the plate. Isenberg, Elzey and McGlasson each had a hit and RBI and Ashton Peacock singled.
Heyworth 3, Blue 2
    Pontiac Blue lost on a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the sixth inning to end its tourney run. Blue had taken a 2-1 lead in the fourth inning as Nolan Verdun scored on a wild pitch and Jensen scored on an error.
    Heyworth tied it in the fifth inning.
    Jensen had two hits and Verdun added one at the plate for Blue. Livingston struck out 11 in his five innings. Bertsche took the loss after facing four batters.