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Schrieber pitches Titans past Celina

CELINA, OH – Ottawa Glandorf hurler Chase Schrieber surrendered just a trio of hits while striking out 10 Celina hitters in the Titans 2-0 win over the Bulldogs on the road on Friday night at Montgomery Field.

Through the first three innings the Bulldogs were able to put a runner on against the Titan right hander but were unable to bring them in to score as a series of outs put a stop to their opportunities to break the scoreless contest. In the first Celina saw their first two baserunners be left on when Gabe Perry bounced out, in the second it was a 3-1 putout against Kane Moeller to stop the frame.

A two out single from Parker Maurer for the third and final hit of the game for the Bulldogs gave the home team an opportunity, but it would be short lived as the Celina centerfielder would a batter later become the last out of the inning on a 6-4 putout by the visitors.

Ottawa Glandorf’s only two to reach base also came in the third inning as Mike Bowers and Owen Hiegel drew walks but were forced to head back into the dugout when outfielder Grant Fuerst was thrown out 6-3 for the third out.

The lone markers of the contest came in the top of the fifth inning of play for the Titans as designated hitter Ethan White opened the frame with a single. Mike Bowers reached for the second time in the game on an error by Celina catcher Kyle Stein on a bunted ball that pulled first baseman Reid Harter off of the bag in an attempt to make the out.

Following a sacrifice bunt by BJ Fortman to move the runners to second and third respectively, Owen Hiegel was walked to load the bases for OG. A 4-3 groundout by Grant Fuerst scored White before Austin Horstman knocked in a run and nearly had a second RBI but saw his teammate Hiegel was thrown out at the plate trying to score by Maurer to keep the lead at 2-0 headinf to the bottom of the fifth.

After allowing Maurer to reach with a single and Perry to end the third frame with a fielders choice, Schrieber would retire the final 12 batters of the contest including 8 via the strikeout to secure the Titan win.

OG moves to 9-2 on the season overall and 3-1 in Western Buckeye League play with the win while the Bulldogs fall to 2-9 on the season and 1-5 in WBL contests.

Celina will travel to Fort Loramie on Saturday for the Loramie Invitational while the Titans are off until Tuesday when they begin the first of their five straight home games by hosting WBL foe Shawnee.

Head coach Nick Miller now has 199 wins in his career and will look to become just the eighth coach in Putnam County history to reach the 200 victory mark when the Titans play on Tuesday.

Schrieber improves his record to 2-2 on the season as he struck out 10 Celina hitters in 7 innings of work while handing out just three hits and walking one while also hitting just one batter.

Ethan Piper fared well on the mound as well for the Bulldogs but saw his season record fall to 0-1 as he allowed just 2 runs on 4 hits while striking out 4 and walking 3 batters in the game. Piper opened the game by retiring the first seven hitters he faced and allowed just three of the first 15 to reach base.

Parker Maurer led Celina with a pair of singles while Ethan White did the same for OG and scored one of his teams two runs.

Celina leads the all-time series between the two WBL mates 22-21.

WP: Schrieber (2-2)
LP: Piper (0-1)
Time of Game: 1:29

*Stats compiled with help of Gamechanger*


Titans win in extras

GLANDORF, OH – It took the Ottawa Glandorf Titans an extra frame but they were able to pick up their second Western Buckeye League win of the season with a 4-3 triumph over Bath.

OG hurler Chase Schrieber was tagged for three first inning runs by Bath but settled down over the course of the next seven innings of work where he would surrender just three hits and a pair of bases on balls. Twelve straight hitters from the second through the fifth would be retired by Schrieber.

Bath’s starting pitcher Hunter Iiames suffered the same fate as his opposing pitcher in the contest until the final frame on the afternoon where he was hit for three runs in an inning before settling down to retire 18 straight Titan batters.

Trailing 3-0 in the bottom half of the second inning the home team went to work with the bats as leadoff hitter BJ Fortman reached on an error and moved over on an Iiames balk before being knocked in on a one out single by Michael Bowers. Bowers himself was quickly able to cross home plate as teammate Ethan White reached on a triple before himself being brought in to tie the ballgame at 3-3 on a Logan Miller double.

While pitching was dominating on both sides of the diamond, defensive gems were also in high fashion in Glandorf. Bath DH Cole Parlapiano was robbed of a single on a ball into short right field by Ottawa second baseman Fortman to keep his pitchers string of consecutive outs intact. After Iiamed and Boedicker both reached via singles, the greatest threat for the visitors to retake the lead came on Boedicker’s hit but ended quickly the top of the fifth frame when the trio of Ethan White, Owen Hiegel and catcher Logan Miller combined for a 7-6-2 putout at the plate on a laser throw from Hiegel in the outfield grass.

Bath’s last best chance to push across the go ahead run in the ballgame came in the top of inning seven when the bases were loaded following a single by Parlapiano and a pair of walks to Iiamed and Boedicker. Jeremiah Bolon grounded out for the third time in the contest to Michael Bowers at third base and sent the game tied ultimately into extra innings after a 1-2-3 inning by the Titans in the bottom of the last regulation frame.

The bottom of the 8th inning began with a 6-3 ground out by Miller. Evan Balash reached a full count against Iiames and was ultimately walked before he was sent to third on a single by Owen Hiegel. Right fielder Grant Fuerst who approached his final at bat at 0-3 on the day ripped a fastball back up the middle to score Fuerst and give OG their first win against Bath since the 2015 tournament meeting between the two schools.

Ottawa Glandorf (7-2, 2-1) will be in action weather permitting on Saturday at home in Glandorf with a double header against Wauseon while the Wildcats (4-6, 1-2) will take on a red hot St. Henry squad on Monday evening that has scored 35 runs in their last two contests.

In defeat Hunter Iiames tossed 7.1 innings and surrendered 4 runs (3 earned) on 5 hits while striking out 4 and walking just a single Titan hitter on 90 pitches. Schrieber hurled 8 innings on the day and ended with 109 pitches on his resume while surrendering 3 runs (3 earned) along with 6 strikeouts and a pair of free passes.

Bath outhit their opponents 8-5 in the game and were led by the duo of Iiames and Isaiah Bolon who each notched two hits. Five players for OG (Hiegel, Fuerst, Bowers, White, Miller) finished with hits.

WP: Chase Schrieber
LP: Hunter Iiames
Time: 1:41

*Stats compiled with help of Gamechanger*