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Patrick Henry, Columbus Grove post tournament wins

OTTAWA, OH – Patrick Henry and Columbus Grove punched themselves a return trip to Ottawa Glandorf High School for Friday night as they posted victories at the same venue on Tuesday evening.

Patrick Henry engaged in a slugfest with Leipsic and emerged 54-43 victors in the early game while the Bulldogs utilized a massive point output in the games last three quarters to win 71-36 over Arcadia in the nightcap at OG.

Senior Christian Petersen put his mark on the ballgame early for the Patriots in the first quarter as he connected on a long shot from the wing for 3 to give his team the lead and just moments later a basket from inside for five of his squads 12 markers in the opening period. On the evening Petersen led all scorers with 18 points including 5 three pointers.

Leading 12-8 after the first period the visitors on the Ottawa Glandorf scoreboard for the evening stayed hot from behind the arc to run their lead to 27-17 at the halftime break behind a 5/13 three point shooting performance by three different players led by Petersen with 3 triples.

Patriots leading scorer Xavier Wensink accounted for 9 of his 12 points in the third period to help his squad extend their lead to 15 heading to the fourth period.

Sophomore Wesley Garcia helped to lead a Leipsic run in the fourth stanza as he canned a pair of threes. Tyler Hiegel hit from beyond the arc late in the last quarter as well but the Patriots closed out the game to keep their lead near double figures by hitting 7 of 10 of their opportunities to secure the win.

“It’s always hard to lose a game, especially in the tournament but I’m really proud of the effort of this entire team all season and especially tonight. We tip our cap to Patrick Henry, they made their shots and we didn’t,” Leipsic coach Chris Kuhlman said about his team and their performance tonight.

Leipsic sees their second season under Kuhlman come to an end for the second straight campaign at OG and at 8-15 overall while Patrick Henry (10-13) will move on to play second seeded Kalida on Friday night at 6:15pm.

Scoring:

Patrick Henry (54):

Jarrett Maus 6
Xavier Wensink 12
Kolton Holloway 2
Kaiden McGraw 9
Christian Petersen 18
Tommy Vance 2
Garrett Schwiebert 3

3PT: 8 (Petersen 5, McGraw, Maas, Wensink)
FT: 10/16

Leipsic (43):

Cole Rieman 12
Tyler Hiegel 9
Clay Gerdeman 2
Alec Schroeder 6
Wesley Garcia 12
Reese Mangas 2

3PT: 7 (Garcia 3, Hiegel 3, Rieman)
FT: 4/10

Game two saw both Columbus Grove and Arcadia trade blows in the opening minutes but it was the Bulldogs who finished with a flurry in the first quarter to go on top 13-11 after a pair of buckets by Tayt Birnesser and never looked back.

Across the final three quarters the home team for the night in Columbus Grove reeled off 40 of the games next 50 points scored by the two squads.

Columbus Grove finished the first half by hitting 6/14 from behind the arc led by the duo of Birnesser and Blake Reynolds who combined to score 25 in the opening two quarters to put their team on top 37-17 at the break.

Just two shots found their way to the bottom of the net for Arcadia in the games penultimate quarter as Cole Coppus and Payton Simon each connected on fast break layups for the Redskins. Birnesser was the games high man with 21 points and added a pair of deep shots in the third quarter before taking a seat for good late in the period.

Cody Johnson of Columbus Grove off the bench had a big final eight minutes for the Bulldogs as he tossed in all 10 of his points and made his mark on the defensive end as well by committing four fouls.

In all on the evening the Bulldogs utilized 13 players in the contest and saw 9 of those young men reach the scorebook. Blake Reynolds was the third Grove player to finish in double figures as he ended with 12 points, all coming in the first half.

Friday night will see Columbus Grove (10-13) take on North Baltimore in the 8pm game at Ottawa Glandorf. Arcadia sees their season end with 5 straight losses at 3-20.

Scoring:

Grove (71):

Caleb Barrientes 2
Blake Reynolds 12
Grayson Flores 4
Logan Schroeder 2
Alex Schneider 6
Tayt Birnesser 32
Logan Malsam 6
Garrett Nemire 2
Dane Selby 6
Cody Johnson 10

FT: 14/22
3PT: 9 (Birnesser 4, Reynolds 2, Schneider 2, Flores)

Arcadia (36):

Levi Squire 2
Cole Coppus 10
Eli Palmer 5
Hayden Rader 2
Justen Stoner 4
Trevor Brubaker 2
Luke Metzger 1
Dez Johnson 4
Payton Simon 4
Team 2

FT: 6/11
3PT: 2 (Coppus)

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Titans move to 4-0 in WBL

VAN WERT, OH – Big runs in both the second and third quarters Thursday night propelled Ottawa Glandorf past host Van Wert in Western Buckeye League play 68-43.

Leading 15-8 after the first quarter the visiting Titans (12-1, 4-0) blitzed ahead to a 38-22 halftime advantage thanks in large part to their fast break offense and 18 combined points by the trio of Ashley Schroeder, Erin Kaufman, and Kadie Hempfling.

Van Wert junior Alexis Metz not only gave her team the opening points of the contest, but she continued to add to the Cougar total from behind the line as she dropped in a quartet of shots behind the line to finish the night with 12 to lead her team.

Held to just a basket from Reagan Priest and a trio of free throws from Jamison Clouse and Priest herself, the Cougars were once again outscored by OG in the third quarter as the Titans enjoyed a 10-5 run and found themselves leading by 21 when the final stanza commenced.

In what nearly resembled a track meet at times, the fourth quarter would find a combined 13 players adding their names to the scorebook with a single or multiple buckets.

Ottawa Glandorf sharpshooters Carri Johnson and Mackenzie Meyer put their mark on the final score for the evening as each connected on a pair of late game triples. Van Wert’s duo of Metz and Jaylyn Rickard were also able to connect on two of their teams six three pointers before the final buzzer sounded.

For the game OG’s Kadie Hempfling finished as the leading scorer with 16 while Ashley Schroeder ended the night with 14 markers.

The Cougars (2-10, 0-4) will be back in action on Saturday when they play host to Lincolnview while the Titans will be off until next Thursday, January 18th when they travel to the Celina Fieldhouse to take on the Bulldogs and attempt to win their 15th straight Western Buckeye League contest. Hear the Titans take on Celina: WZOQ Radio

Scoring:

OG (68):

Ashley Schroeder 14
Carri Johnson 5
Paige Sutter 8
Erin Kaufman 8
Mackenzie Meyer 3
Brianna Schimmoeller 4
Kasey Ellerbrock 5
Jayla Balbaugh 2
Peyton Warnecke 5
Kadie Hempfling 16

FT: 4/8
3PT: 4 (Johnson, Meyer, Ellerbrock, Warnecke)

Van Wert (43):

Sierra Shaffer 2
Alexis Metz 12
Jamison Clouse 1
Cassidy Meyers 6
Jerica Huebner 5
Reagan Priest 9
Abby Jackson 5
Jaylyn Rickard 3

FT: 9/13
3PT: 6 (Metz 4, Huebner, Rickard)

JV: Ottawa Glandorf 35-18

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Titans remain unbeaten

OTTAWA, OH – Wednesday night Ottawa Glandorf found themselves facing an undefeated opponent and for the second straight contest the Titans were able to defeat that team to keep their own record unblemished as they downed visiting Liberty Benton 45-38 in front of a capacity crowd at Robert J. Hermiller Gymnasium.

With their win the Titans move to 8-0 and will travel down Route 65 on Thursday evening to tussle with 7-0 Columbus Grove in a non-league affair.

Liberty Benton (7-1) jumped out to an early first quarter lead as Sophomore Savanah Richards dropped in six of her twelve points on the evening and the Eagles defense forced OG into a handful of turnovers.

Trailing 13-8 entering the second period the Titans turned to their own Sophomore point guard Erin Kaufman who continued her strong play this season by connecting on a three pointer and setting up a pair of fast break buckets for her teammates. Kylie White’s bucket and subsequent foul shot helped OG extend their advantage to two before Devon Warnecke’s free throws gave her team a 21-17 lead at the halftime stoppage.

Five Eagles scored a combined ten points in the games penultimate quarter, but it was White again who found herself as the biggest force on the court as she accounted for seven of game high 15 points and gave the home squad a 36-27 lead after three periods.

Jensen Hiegel hit on five of her six free throw attempts and was good for seven points in the final eight minutes, but wasn’t enough as the Titans despite making just seven of their twelve charity tosses came away with the victory.

In twenty four matchups between the two programs each has now won 12, and OG has been victorious in the last three meetings.

Nate Irwin’s Eagles are off until 2017 when they travel to WBL territory to take on the Wapak Redskins on January 3rd.

Box Score:

OG (45):
Devon Warnecke 2
Erin Kaufman 9
Lexi Schroeder 7
Kylie White 15
Kadie Hempfling 12

FT: 12/20
TO: 14

Liberty Benton (38):
Savanah Richards 12
Caitlin Elseser 6
Alissa Rhodes 5
Alexa Lenhart 2
Jensen Hiegel 13

FT: 9/12
TO: 19

JV: Liberty Benton 40-33

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OG opens league play with road win

ST MARYS, OH – Behind a strong team defensive performance and a pair of big offensive performances the OG Titans opened the Western Buckeye League portion of their schedule Thursday on the road in St. Marys with a 57-46 victory.

All-Ohio selections Kadie Hempfling and Kylie White combined to score 36 of the Titans 57 points and snagged 18 total rebounds to help secure Coach Troy Yant’s fifth victory in five meetings with the Roughriders.

Makayla Koch connected on a pair of first quarter free throws for St. Marys and a deep three pointer and a pair of buckets from inside the paint during the first half but was held scoreless the rest of the way and hassled into a handful of turnovers across the rest of the contest.

White and Hempfling each tossed in a three point field goal in the first half and teamed up for all but a dozen of their teams 33 first half points and helped the visitors to a 33-22 halftime advantage.

Despite a fast moving half that saw the two WBL squads attempt just nine free throws, the second half would grind to a much slower pace as Ottawa Glandorf found themselves 7/12 from the line while their counterparts would go 6/12 in the same 16 minute span.

Sydney Cisco continued her streak of hitting shots from extreme distances during the game as she found herself able to connect on a pair in the first half and one late in the game to lead her team in points scored with 14 on the evening.

Seniors Shania Taylor and Quincy Rable were held scoreless in the first half by the Titans defense that switched back and forth between a 2-3 and a 1-3-1 at times to stymie the outside shooting the Riders have utilized successfully in their first four games, but finished with 3 and 10 respectively in the defeat.

Ottawa Glandorf and St. Marys both scored 24 points in the second half as each received contributions from six players during the course of the four quarters.

While the Roughriders (4-0, 0-1) were dealt their first defeat of the season they will get an opportunity to even their WBL record next Thursday night as they take on Van Wert. Before taking on the Cougars the Riders will take on Delphos St. Johns in a non-conference affair on Tuesday night.

OG (5-0, 1-0) was led in scoring by Hempfling’s 19 points (also grabbed a game high 12 rebounds) and will travel to Lima on Thursday night as they continue their run towards a second consecutive league championship when they take on the Wildkittens.

Scoring:

St. Marys (46):
Makayla Koch 9
Sydney Cisco 14
Makenna Mele 8
Jill Schmitmeyer 2
Quincy Rable 10
Shania Taylor

TO: 20
FT: 11/19

OG (57):
Devon Warnecke 5
Carri Johnson 6
Erin Kaufman 4
Lexi Schroeder 6
Kylie White 17
Kadie Hempfling 19

TO: 17
FT: 8/15

JV: Ottawa Glandorf 42-31

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OG advances to District Semis

OTTAWA, OH – Ottawa Glandorf’s volleyball squad took their first step towards getting themselves back to the Regional Finals where they fell last season as they defeated visiting Port Clinton 3-0 Thursday night to move into district play next week at Findlay High School.

Behind a dominant performance from their front line the Titans raced out to an early 10-5 lead in the first set and continued to pounce on the undermanned Redskins as they pushed the lead out to 19-9 before Port Clinton called a timeout to try and cool them off. Out of the timeout the Titans would give up just a pair of points as they took the first set 25-11.

Port Clinton snagged the first point of set number two but saw Ottawa Glandorf find their groove and respond by scoring 17 of the next 21 points and put themselves ahead 17-5 when the Redskins utilized a timeout to again attempt to slow down their opponents. OG wasted little time out of the stoppage as their tall line of Carly Alt, Emily Annesser, Jordan Alt, and Kylie White, coupled with great contributions from their subs helped them put away 8 more points and win set two 25-5.

Despite seeing the Redskins tie the game three different times, including at 6-6 the Titans refused to let their opponents feast off of their errors and blitzed by the Port Clinton defense by scoring 19 of the contests final 22 points to secure their straight set win 25-9.

In their eight home games this season Ottawa Glandorf lost just one game (in a 3-1 win over Ottoville) and were victorious in 24 of 25 possible games they played at the Supreme Court.

Next up for the #1 seeded Titans (20-3) will be #5 seed Maumee who defeated Toledo Woodward 3-0 (25-10, 25-9, 25-15) on Thursday night on their own home court.

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Wapak deals OG first WBL loss

OTTAWA, OH – For the first time this season the Ottawa Glandorf Titans found themselves on the wrong end of the scoreboard Thursday night in a Western Buckeye League contest as they were defeated by the Wapak Redskins 39-36. In addition to being their first league loss, the setback was also the Titans first defeat at home this season and put a stop to their 11 game winning streak.

Wapak’s Riley Culver got off to a hot start in the first quarter as she scored 6 of her 8 points in the opening stanza to help the Redskins jump out to a quick lead on the home squad. OG’s Kadie Hempfling, coming off of her first game since the season opener of being held in single digits on Tuesday night helped bring her team back and into a 12-10 lead at the end of the quarter by netting 5 of her 10 points.

Kylie White and Dani Ellerbrock each put in 3 points in the second quarter and helped OG retain the lead 20-19 heading into the halftime break despite being outscored 9-8 in the period by the visitors.

Maddi Stiles connected on a pair of three pointers early in the games penultimate stanza and was aided by baskets by Riley Culver, Lexi Jacobs, and Megan Fisher as the Redskins took a four point lead into the start of the fourth quarter.

With their opponent able to match the frantic pace the Titans play at times both offensively and defensively OG was forced into 12 turnovers in the game. A three pointer by Hempfling brought OG to within a pair of points of the lead late in the fourth quarter, but the Redskins combined a pair of Titan turnovers with a trio of free throws from Jacobs and Stiles who finished with 10 points each on the night to eek out a 39-36 win.

Despite suffering their first loss in the WBL, Ottawa Glandorf (18-2, 7-1) has still already wrapped up at least a share of their 8th conference crown and can still win the league outright next Thursday night with a win in Elida against the Bulldogs. Kylie White led her troops in scoring on the night as she pumped in 14 to go along with 10 rebounds.

On the season the Redskins are now 16-4 overall and in a tie with Bath at 6-2 in the league. Wapak sits as the second seed in the Paulding District, one spot behind the Titans and will open their run on February 20th in Spencerville at 8pm against either St. Marys or Van Wert.

Scoring:

Wapak (39):
Lexi Jacobs 10
Maddi Stiles 10
Megan Fisher 5
Kasey Helmstetter 2
Kiersten Wilcox 2
Riley Culver 8
Blasia Moyler 2

OG (36):

Dani Ellerbrock 3
Erin Kaufman 3
Kylie White 14
Lexi Schroeder 6
Kadie Hempfling 10

JV: Wapak 29-15

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Titans stay WBL lone unbeaten

OTTAWA, OH – The OG Lady Titans struggled with the Defiance Bulldogs in the early going but romped to a 23 point second quarter as they remained perfect in Western Buckeye League games with a 57-40 win Thursday night.

With their second leading scorer Kylie White on the bench for much of the second quarter with a pair of fouls the Titans turned up the pressure behind 5’5 Freshman guard Erin Kaufman who got out ahead of the defense for a quick score and drained a pair of three pointers from opposite corners to help push her team out to a 37-22 lead at the break.

In the third period OG would find White back into the contest and with back to back buckets hard under the basket en route to five markers in the stanza. Kadie Hempfling, the Titans leading scorer on the season led the fast break attack and tossed in four of her game high 16 points on the night as the Associated Press #5 ranked squad in Division 2 began to flex their transition game muscle for a packed home crowd.

For the game the Titans shot 23/47 and held their opponents to mostly just one shot per possession on the night en route to the 17 point league win.

OG (15-1, 6-0) was led by Hempfling’s 16 point, 13 rebound effort. On the night the Sophomore found herself one of three players in double figures as Dani Ellerbrock added 11 points and Kaufman who tied her career high set against Tinora earlier this season with 13.

Ottawa Glandorf will be back in action Saturday afternoon as they play host to Bryan in a non-conference affair with a 12pm JV start that will be broadcast live on WZOQ Radio.

Defiance sees their record fall to 12-5 overall and 3-3 in WBL play, they will take on Fairview on Saturday and were led in scoring on the night by Natalie Wichman’s 8 points.

Scoring:

OG (57):

Carri Johnson 2
Dani Ellerbrock 11
Erin Kaufman 12
Nina Brown 1
Kylie White 5
Lexi Schroeder 9
Kadie Hempfling 16

FG: 23/47
FT: 4/10
TO: 14

Defiance (40):

Morgan Wytik 1
Laney Baldwin 5
Megan Meyer 3
Emily Poling 7
Brooklyn Miller 2
Natalie Wichman 8
Kaytlyn Thornton 2
Zariah Scott 7

TO: 24

JV: Defiance 35-34

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Titans dominate Cougars

VAN WERT, OH – Despite missing their leading scorer in Kadie Hempfling, the OG Titans were able to force Van Wert into 25 turnovers en route to a 54-22 win Thursday night to improve to 7-0 on the season and 3-0 in WBL play.

Ottawa Glandorf Junior Kylie White got off to a quick start in the first quarter as she scored 6 of the Titans 16 first quarter points. In addition to White, OG got a pair of baskets from Sophomore Carri Johnson, a steal and score from Senior PG Dani Ellerbrock and a three pointer from 5’5 Freshman Erin Kaufman as they headed to the quarter break leading the home squad 16-7.

Six different Titans etched scores in the second period as they pushed their halftime lead to 31-9 and held Van Wert to just a lone basket from Sophomore guard Cassidy Meyers. Turnovers to scores were the norm for OG in the stanza as the visitors routinely made quick work of their opponents miscues by stuffing them into the basket on the offensive end.

A 16-7 third quarter for OG in which they got scores from just four players would help to push their advantage to 47-16 at the end of the period and allow the Titans to sub out their starters for the rest of the contest.

Devon Warnecke, a 5’6 Junior guard for Ottawa Glandorf scored 5 of her 8 points in the game in the fourth quarter including her second three pointer of the half to account for all but a pair of her teams fourth quarter markers, Courtney Bockrath would score the others and help OG secure a 54-22 victory. On the evening 19 of the 54 points for Head Coach Troy Yant would come from his bench.

Van Wert sees their record fall to 0-7 on the season and 0-3 in Western Buckeye League play, they will next take on the 5-0 Minster Wildcats in non-conference action this weekend while OG (7-0, 3-0) will travel to Ottoville and tangle with the undefeated Big Green on Saturday afternoon.

Ottoville vs OG can be heard live on www.zsportslive.com as can all Lady Titan games this season beginning at 12pm on Saturday.

Scoring:

OG (54):

Devon Warnecke 8
Carri Johnson 6
Dani Ellerbrock 6
Erin Kaufman 7
McKenzie Meyer 2
Kylie White 15
Lexi Schroeder 6
Courtney Bockrath 4

FG: 25/42
FT: 4/6
TO: 18

Van Wert (22):

Cassidy Meyers 4
Ally Jackson 4
Megan Moonshower 3
Abby Jackson 2
Regan Priest 7
#32 – 2

FG: 8/41
FT: 5/7
TO: 25

JV: OG (4-3) 19-10
Ashley Schroeder (OG) 11 points

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Titans snap streak

OTTAWA, OH – Ottawa Glandorf accomplished a feat Thursday night that no team in the Western Buckeye League has been able to do since January 2011, beat the Bath Wildkittens. With their 53-25 win the Titans were able to cease their opponents 43 game winning streak that has helped provide Bath with four straight undefeated league seasons and conference championships.

Neither team started particularly sharp in the first half as they traded possession of the basketball via the turnover bug through the first minutes of the contest. OG would find themselves with a 9-6 lead when the first period came to an end behind 7 of a career high 17 points from Senior PG Dani Ellerbrock including a banked three pointer to give Ottawa Glandorf a lead early on.

In the games second quarter the two teams would combine for 14 points and almost as many turnovers as OG finished the first half leading 15-14 but with 7 turnovers to Bath’s 6 first half giveaways. Only a pair of players for each team entered their first markers in the scorebook as well as OG was led by 3 each from Carri Johnson and Kylie White while the visitors were paced by 4 each from Heidi Craddock and Elysabette Andrews.

Fueled by a big performance on the defensive end from their starters the Titans were able to convert turnovers into points in the third stanza as Kylie White and Kadie Hempfling helped their squad post a 33-22 lead heading into the fourth and final quarter of play.

While it was Hempfling and White doing the damage in the third quarter it was Hempfling, who scored all of her 15 points in the second half and Ellerbrock who combined to help OG outscore Bath 16-0 at one point across the third and fourth quarters and push their lead as high as 30 points late in the contest.

With the game at hand midway through the final 8:00 the Titans began to pull their starters and coast to a 53-25 win, their first in eight tries dating back to their last win in the series on January 8th, 2008 (79-77) when Senior Dani Ellerbrock was just a 4th grader.

Bath (5-2, 1-1 WBL) has now dropped back to back games this season and will look to regroup before they take on Versailles in a non-conference battle next Tuesday, December 15th.

Ottawa Glandorf (6-0, 2-0 WBL) will be off until Thursday, December 17th when they travel to Van Wert to take on the Cougars in a Western Buckeye League contest that can be heard on www.zsportslive.com beginning at 7:15pm with myself and Dave Boninsegna on the call.

Scoring:

OG (53):
Devon Warnecke 2
Carri Johnson 3
Dani Ellerbrock 17
Kylie White 12
Lexie Schroeder 4
Kadie Hempfling 15

Turnovers: 11

Bath (25):
Kennedy Fagan 2
Jaidyn Hale 4
Lindsey Singhaus 2
Bailey Dackin 1
Heidi Craddock 10
Elysabette Andrews 6

Turnovers: 23

Scoring by Quarters:

OG: 9-6-18-20
Bath: 6-8-8-3

JV: OG (3-3) 38-30

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Harter pitches Findlay past Ottawa

OTTAWA, OHIO – Alex Harter went seven innings for his second straight start but unlike his last outing he came away with a win as Findlay Post 3 defeated Ottawa Thursday night 9-4 in a 9 inning American Legion Baseball contest at Memorial Field.

Ottawa’s Adam Purdy (Elida HS) got two quick outs to begin the game on the mound and was able to survive a full count walk of DH Maxwell Rinebolt (Findlay HS), and a single to a former member of the 63rd in McComb graduate Clay Grubb with a strikeout of Chandler Stillings (Findlay HS) to end the top of the first inning without surrendering a run.

Tristen Becker (St. Marys) who finished 3/5 in the contest got the offense going for Ottawa in the bottom of the first as he slapped a 2-1 pitch into the outfield for the first hit of the game. Brad Croy (OG) and Purdy himself would each reach on errors in the inning, the second of which would bring Becker in to score and put the home team up 1-0 heading to the second.

After a scoreless second inning from both squads, Findlay sent eight hitters to the plate in the third and hung three runs on the scoreboard as catcher Wyatt Young (Liberty Benton) singled and scored in the inning. Ross Adolph (Van Buren/University of Toledo) picked up his only hit of the day immediately after Young and also came around to score on a Grubb sac fly RBI. Rinebolt who finished the day 1-3 with a pair of walks drove in Young with an RBI single before being brought in himself on a Stillings single to see the visitors lead rise to 4-1 after 2.5 innings played.

Ottawa got a leadoff single in the bottom of the third inning from Becker, but he was thrown out attempting to steal second base on a two strike count to Jared Davis (Bath), and his team was sent down in order 1-2-3 for the second consecutive inning.

Connor Curlis of Findlay High School, who is headed to The Ohio State University to play his college baseball led off the inning but grounded out to Croy at short. Curlis would finish his day 0-5 against the three pitchers utilized by Ottawa. Young and Adolph followed Curlis by grounding out and flying out to end the Findlay fourth.

Harter would allow four singles by the Fighting 63rd over the course of the next three innings, but none would advance past second as he headed to the bench leading 8-1 with a line of of 7IP, 6K, 1 walk, 6 hits, 1 run.

With Kersh in now in his third inning on the mound in the top of the eighth inning, Findlay would add the games last run as Grubb collected his second RBI of the game by bringing in Phillip Buckingham (Elmwood HS) who had picked up a one out double.

Malachi Abbot, a Sophomore pitcher from McComb High School would take over for Harter as the 8th inning began. Things did not go smoothly for Abbott in the stanza as he began by giving up a single to Croy and a double to Purdy which brought across the second Ottawa run of the game. After St. Marys’ graduate Isaac Fitzgerald was walked, consecutive wild pitches would move he and Purdy up two bases each and bring Purdy in to score to cut the Findlay lead to 9-3. Brad Stolly, the second year member of the Fighting 63rd (LCC) was also walked in the inning and would be moved to second on an RBI single by OG’s Chandler Kersh who had come on in the sixth inning to pitch that made it 9-4 Findlay. Unfortunately for Ottawa, Fred Shepard (Continental), Jackson Lammers (Miller City), and Becker would all go down as outs to end the inning and send the game into the 9th inning.

Seth Evans (Ada HS) who came into the game for Ottawa in the 8th inning as a defensive replacement struck out to begin the frame, and Croy grounded out to first for a pair of quick outs to open the games final at bat for Ottawa. Adam Purdy who had moved to Right Field after his five innings on the mound (2K, 2 walks, 7 hits, 5 runs, 1 wild pitch) singled to keep the inning going, but would be stuck at third base when the game ended after being moved over by a pair of Abbott wild pitches. After Fitzgerald was walked to keep the inning going, Stolly grounded out to end the game.

Findlay is now 5-1 and has won 5 straight games, they will play host to Ottawa at Flag City Field on Thursday, July 9th.

Ottawa (4-2) will host the Tawa Run Classic this weekend and be in action for three games: Friday at 6pm vs Fostoria, Saturday at 3pm vs Piqua, and 6pm vs Ashley Legion. For more information on the Tawa Run Classic check out the 63rd’s website at Ottawa Legion Baseball.

WP: Harter (1-1)
LP: Purdy (0-2)

Hits:
Ottawa 10
Findlay 11

Errors:
Ottawa 1 (Croy)
Findlay 4 (Buckingham 3, Sendelbach)

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