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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*

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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*

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Ottawa remains perfect

SIDNEY, OH – In their last game before playing host to their own tournament this weekend the Ottawa Fighting 63rd found runs early, often and late in their 10-2 defeat of Sidney Post 217.

Miller City’s Corbin Niese had a big day at the plate for Ottawa as he slapped one of his five singles on the day to give his team their first baserunner of the game in the opening inning. Despite having the bases loaded in the opening frame, the 63rd were kept off the scoreboard by Sidney hurler Isaiah Beaver however.

Austin Klausing of Kalida started off the top of the second inning for the 63rd with a single to the left side of the infield just past Sidney’s short stop and then was moved into scoring position on a balk. Ada infielder Brayden Sautter reached was hit in the small of the back by a Beaver pitch and put runners on the corners. With two outs in the inning Ottawa reached the scoreboard when Niese singled in Klausing from third to give his team their first marker. Austin Swift kept his hot streak going as he drove in a run after Sautter scored on an error and the visitors found themselves on top 3-0 heading to their second defensive inning.

Ottawa starter Ryan Stoller (Van Wert) cruised through the first two innings where he gave up just a walk and a fielders choice to Sidney hitters, but found himself in trouble in the third as Post 217 was able to put a couple of runners on via a single and a walk. Stoller would exit after officially pitching 2.1 innings, and be replaced by Grant Fuerst (OG) who was able to keep the home nine off the scoreboard and preserve his teams lead.

Ottawa’s next run came in the fourth inning as Sautter would again score, this time knocked in by Swift to run the lead to 4-0 after 3.5 innings.

In the sixth the Fighting 63rd would find themselves in the midst of their biggest inning, an frame in which they would send 10 batters to the plate against Beaver and reliever Jake Peters. Sautter walked to open the inning, then proceeded to push himself across the diamond by stealing a pair of bases and eventually scoring. Corbin Niese, the Van Wert Cougar duo of Ryan McCracken and Ryan Stoller, and Logan Dukes (Miller City) all came around to score in the inning and helped the lead balloon to 9-0 when all was said and done.

Sidney’s first run of the contest came in the sixth inning as Kyle Subler (Versailles) who finished 3 for 5 on the day singled to begin the inning against Fuerst. Following a single and a fielders choice Subler was brought in to score on a Kyle Noble single to make the score of the game 9-1 in Ottawa’s favor.

Lima Senior’s Josiah Shoemaker took the mound for Ottawa in the 8th inning and struck out the first two hitters he faced in Bryant McCarty and Noble, but got into a bit of trouble as he plunked consecutive batters in Carter Mescher and Cheyne Tate with two outs. Sidney Catcher Zach White reached on a throwing error that brought Mescher in for the second run of the game for the home team before Shoemaker got a flyout to end his inning on the mound and keep the score 9-2 in his teams favor.

Division 4 1st team All-Ohio selection Jackson Lammers (Miller City) picked up his first baserunning opportunity of the ballgame in the top of the ninth as he was walked on four straight pitches. After Lammers was moved to second on a passed ball he was quickly driven in by Niese for the final run of the game to make it a 10-2 Ottawa victory and keep the Fighting 63rd undefeated on the young season at 5-0.

Sidney found themselves with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning, but reliever Noah Howell (Temple Christian) got a ground ball from Mescher and tossed it to first for the contests final out.

Both teams will be in action this weekend at the Tawa Run Tournament that takes place Friday, Saturday, Sunday in Bluffton and in Ottawa. Sidney will begin their half of the tournament playing in Bluffton at 3:30pm against Pickerington Post 283. Hear that game live on WZOQ Radio

Ottawa’s first game of the tournament is at 6pm Friday night as they play host to Adrian, Michigan Post 275. Hear that game live on Zsportslive.com

Top Performers:

Sidney:

Kyle Subler: 3-5, Run
Kyle Noble: 2-5, RBI

Ottawa:

Corbin Niese: 5-6, 2 RBI, 2 Runs
Austin Klausing: 3-3, 2BB, Run
Austin Swift: 2-6, 3 RBI

WP – Ryan Stoller
LP – Isaiah Beaver

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63rd rally to remain perfect

OTTAWA, OH – Austin Swift might have played his high school baseball eight miles away at Holy Name Ballpark for Kalida, but the two time Putnam County League Player of the Year has become quite comfortable providing late game heroics at Ottawa’s Memorial Park.

With his team trailing visiting Whitehouse 6-5 in the bottom of the ninth inning and with one out the future Indiana Wesleyan Wildcat slammed the first pitch offering from right handed Michael Conklin (Anthony Wayne) into the outfield and drove in both Brayden Sautter (Ada) and Corbin Niese (Miller City) to give his Ottawa Legion squad a 7-6 walkoff win. During the high school tournament Swift was responsible for striking out 18 Leipsic hitters in addition to driving in the winning run in a 3-2 victory at the same field that put his Kalida Wildcats into the Division 4 Regional Semifinals.

Whitehouse jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second inning against Ottawa hurler Jordan Tovarnak (Shawnee) but were unable to connect on any more runs as catcher CJ Deacon (Anthony Wayne) flew out to centerfield to put a stop to their turn at bat.

Still trailing 2-0 when they came up in the bottom of the fifth inning the 63rd got took the lead before heading back out in the field as they pushed through four runs against Nathan Haugh (Anthony Wayne).

Brady Laudick (Kalida) began the Ottawa fifth by drawing a four pitch walk before being moved over on a Tovarnak single. Sautter was walked to load the bases and then Jackson Lammers (Miller City) was given an RBI as he walked with the bases still loaded for the first run of the game for the home team. Following a Niese strikeout for the second out of the inning, Austin Swift cleared the bases as he tripled in all three runners to give his team their first lead at 4-3 before Ryan McCracken grounded out to second to end the inning.

Three runs in the top of the sixth inning against Tovarnak and reliever Grant Fuerst (Ottawa Glandorf) gave Whitehouse a 6-4 lead as they accounted for three hits and three runs, including a sacrifice fly from Joe Everson (Liberty Center) to get the rally started.

Temple Christian’s Noah Howell pitched a perfect ninth inning and tossed just four pitches to get a lineout on a snag by Kalida’s Austin Klausing at third base, a groundout to the mound, and a flyout to second base.

Sautter led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a single and was bunted over to scoring position by Lammers before Niese reached on an error to set up the 2 RBI game winning double by Swift to keep the Fighting 63rd’s record unblemished at 4-0 on the year.

Linescore:

Whitehouse 6-12-3

Ottawa 7-5-2

Top Performers:

Whitehouse:

CJ Deacon 3-5, RBI
Sam Toft 2-5, 2B, Run

Ottawa:

Jackson Lammers 1-2, 3 BB, 2 Runs
Austin Swift 2-4, BB, 2B, 3B, 5 RBI
Brayden Sautter 1-2, HBP, BB, 2 Runs

Pitching:

WP – Noah Howell (1-0)
LP – Michael Conklin

Ottawa is back in action on Wednesday night at 7pm as they travel to Sidney. Hear the game live on Zsportslive.com

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