Little League results from Wednesday

    Route 66 Nutrition, Illinois American Water Company and Bank of Pontiac each garnered Little League victories Wednesday at the Rec-Plex.
    Fraher Ford scored a win in Peanut League.
Route 66 Nutrition 10, Precision Application 2
    Route 66 Nutrition got off to a good start and relied on good pitching to maintain the advantage in a 10-2 win over Precision Application.
    A four-run first inning was really all the collective mound effort of Zachariah Landstrom, Ethan Reiners, Tommy Oestmann and Cayden Masching needed. Route 66 opened the game with singles from Masching and Oestmann before Landstrom doubled to get the first run recorded.
    Camden Gillette followed with a single that made it four straight hits and two runs scored before the first out was recorded. Another run scored on a passed ball before a strikeout made the first out.
    Three runs in the second made it 7-0. Justin Tovrea doubled and three batters later, Landstrom doubled to drive in the third run.
    Precision Application scored both its runs in the third. Mason Fiorini came in on a passed ball and Charlie Sipe, who had doubled to get on base, scored when Chayse Kobbe was plunked with a pitch with the bases loaded.
    Route 66 added three runs in the fifth inning. Oestmann had a run-scoring base hit and then scored on a throwing error later in the inning. Landstrom also scored on the same play.
    Landstrom had two doubles, a single and drove in two runs for Route 66. Oestmann had two hits and two RBIs and Masching had two safeties. Gillette had a hit and drove in a run while Tovrea added a two-base hit.
    Landstrom fanned five in the bump while Ethan R had 2 strikeouts, Oestmann struck out three and Masching set down three on strikes. Knobbe struck out four as the Precision starter. Austin Scott fanned five in relief.
    Sipe had two hits, including a double, for Precision Application. Jonathan Cassady singled and Knobbe drove in a run.
IAWC 23, PPD 5
    Illinois American Water Company made early batting practice payoff as the bats rattled for runs in each inning en route to a 23-5 thumping of Pontiac Police.
    Four runs in the first inning put IAWC ahead for good. A nine-run second inning answered PPD’s two runs in the bottom of the first. Three runs in the third gave IAWC a 16-2 lead. Seven runs in the fourth assured that was going to be the final frame. PPD scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth.
    Hayden Duvall collected four hits, inlcuding a double, and two runs batted in to help pace the IAWC offense. Mason Schlosser had a triple, double and four RBIs. Alex McMeen and Owen Stroh each contributed a hit and three RBIs. Brayden Stroh had a hit and drove in two while Trenton Blackwell chalked up a hit and RBI. Parker Gray drove in three runs and Beau Hamilton had two RBIs.
    Carson Walker had the lone base hit for PPD. Walker, Elijah Hartke, Jackson Crawford and Jared Bressner each drove in a run.
    Blackwell fanned six as the IAWC starter. Schlosser struck out three and Anderson Horning also pitched. Crawford struck out three for Pontiac Police. Cole Rapp, Hartke and Bressner each fanned one. Walker also pitched.
Bank of Pontiac 8, Driscoll Motors 6
    It’s called an insurance run because it adds insurance to a lead. It’s typically described as such in a close game. It also seemed logical that a team sponsored by a financial institution would benefit from an insurance tally, which was the case Wednesday as Bank of Pontiac picked up an insurance tally to edge Driscoll Motors 8-6.
    A three-run third inning gave Bank of Pontiac a 7-4 lead after having fallen behind earlier. Driscoll scored in the fourth inning but BOP bought some insurance in the bottom of the inning to keep it a three-run game. Driscoll scored again in the fifth inning but the game ended with BOP up two.
    A three-run second inning tied the game at 4-4 for Bank of Pontiac. Kolin Cox, Michael Hendershott and Chancey Haas each scored on wild pitches.
    A passed ball in the fourth inning allowed Peyton VonHolten to scored the go-ahead run. A bases-loaded walk forced in Aaron Verdun with the first insurance run of the game. Cox scored on the next batter as John Vanover lofted a sacrifice fly for the second insurance run.
    Driscoll led 4-1 after batting in the second inning with two runs in each of the first two frames.
    Verdun had the only hit for Bank of Pontiac. Haas and Vanover each had an RBI. Hendershott started, fanning one, and Traer Bauman struck out four in his two innings. VonHolten closed it out with two punchouts in his inning on the bump.
    Cole Kuerth started for Driscoll, striking out two. Henry DeYoung finished up with four strikeouts. Iziah Wright had a hit and RBI. Brody Karr doubled and Cade Tolbert singled. Wyatt Berry had two RBIs while DeYoung and Kuerth each drove in a run.