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Bulldogs outslug Rockets in PCL battle

COLUMBUS GROVE, OH – Columbus Grove struck first and last in Tuesday night’s Putnam County League matchup with rival Pandora Gilboa as they defeated the Rockets at home 16-6 in a 5 inning contest.

PG nabbed the first two baserunners of the contest in their half of the opening stanza but came up empty on the scoreboard when Ryan Lee was forced out at third and Isaac Stahl was thrown out at the same base to end the top half of the first inning with the Rockets scoreless.

Columbus Grove wasted no time putting up runs in their first at bat as the Bulldogs would account for a five spot and bat around in their opening at bat. Just a pair of hits came across for the home team but a trio of walks and a hit by pitch from PG hurler Ryan Lee helped his opponents to a 5-0 advantage after the first six outs of the game.

In their second time at the plate the Rockets blasted off against Grove starter Kurt Griffith and utilized a trio of singles, a pair of walks and a sacrifice fly by Austin Decker to centerfield to tie the ballgame with a 5 run inning of their own.

Three runs on three hits in the third inning put Columbus Grove ahead for good as Dane Schroeder and Alex Schnieder both singled before catcher Brady Hauenstein was hit by a pitch for the second time in as any at bats before two of the three were knocked in by Tayt Birnesser to push ahead ultimately at 8-5 when the inning ended.

For the second time in the contest the Bulldogs batted around, this time coming in the bottom of the fourth inning. After seeing Hauenstein hit by a pitch for the third consecutive trip at the plate, Columbus Grove would send 12 batters to the plate and scratch across 7 runs on 4 hits to go ahead 15-5 after four innings.

Needing to get at least one run to keep from being run ruled the Rockets saw their catcher Josh Shartell reach on an error and quickly be moved to second base on a Kurt Griffith balk. Moments after right fielder Zeb George was hit by a pitch in the helmet and pinch run, PG would get Shartell on the scoreboard for their sixth run and keep the game going into the bottom of the fifth when shortstop turned relief pitcher Brennen Moorman singled him in.

With the bases loaded and just one out in the bottom of the inning it was the Bulldogs Dane Schroeder who provided the final hit of the ballgame as he singled into left center to bring home Brady Rudasill and provide the final score of 16-6 in the contest.

Kurt Griffith improved to 2-1 on the season on the mound for the Bulldogs who improve to 4-3 overall and 1-2 in Putnam County League play. Griffith threw 74 pitches on the day and gave up 6 runs on 6 hits while striking out and walking a pair in the win. Columbus Grove will be back in action on Wednesday as they take on Miller City in PCL action starting at 5pm.

Pandora Gilboa’s Ryan Lee sees his record fall to 0-1 on the year as he tossed 66 pitches over 2 innings of work, giving up 8 runs on 4 hits while walking 5 and striking out just one batter. The Rockets are in action against Vanlue in Blanchard Valley Conference play on Wednesday at home at 5pm.

Top Performers:

Ryan Lee (PG) 2-3
Alex Schneider (Grove) 3-4

*Stats compiled with help of Gamechanger*

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OG races past Coldwater to District Finals

Both teams got off to a slow start shooting the ball Thursday night but once the Titans got it going they hit nearly half of their shots from the field en route to a 52-33 victory over Coldwater that propels them into the District Finals on Saturday afternoon.

Coldwater, coming off of an overtime victory against Columbus Grove on Saturday got the first basket of the game but it took them 2 minutes in the opening quarter to do so. OG responded to tie the game at 2-2 over a minute later before Coldwater pushed their lead out to 6-6 midway through the period. Defense was the story of both the early part and the finish of the first quarter as the Cavs broke an 8-8 tie with 1:57 remaining in the first with a bucket that would put their lead to 10-8 heading into the second quarter.

Ottawa Glandorf outscored the Cavaliers 34-18 over the next two quarters as they used a torrid shooting performance from the floor coupled with many Coldwater turnovers to do so.

Things would not get much better for the MAC representative in the final 8:00 as the Titans connected on many of their 15 makes from the free throw line to seal the win. For the game OG finished at 15/18 from the charity stripe, including 12/13 from Senior Elissa Ellerbrock.

47 combined turnovers in the contest kept both teams from being able to get into their offensive flow they are used to having until the second half.

Elissa Ellerbrock led all scorers with 23 points in the game to along with her 10 rebounds and 4 steals. OG (22-2) will return to the fieldhouse on Saturday to take on the #2 team in Division 3, the Liberty Benton Eagles. LB is the last team to have beaten OG as they did so back on December 29th of last year by a 49-41 margin at the Supreme Court in Ottawa.

One scary moment for the Titans came late in the first half as Sophomore starter Kylie White went down with an injury and did not return to the contest. Her status for Saturday is unknown as of now.

Coldwater finishes their season at 13-11 and were led in scoring by All-MAC selection Erica Sudhoff who tossed in 12 points for her squad.

Scoring:

OG (52):

Dani Ellerbrock 12
Elissa Ellerbrock 23
Kadie Hempfling 2
Anna Bellman 3
Erin Basinger 8
Lexi Schroeder 4

FG: 17/39 (43.6%)
3: 1/11 (9.0%) – E. Ellerbrock
FT: 15/18 (83.3%)
Reb: 38 (17 offensive) – E. Ellerbrock 10
Ast: 12 (5 players with 2 each)
Blk: 1 (Lexi Schroeder)
TO: 22

Coldwater (33):

Maura Hoying 4
Brooke Welsch 7
Hannah Bruns 4
Erica Sudhoff 12
Lauren Leugers 2
Denise Schwieterman 2
Emma Homan 2

FG: 11/35 (31.4%)
3: 2/7 (28.6%) – (Welsch, Sudhoff
FT: 5/9 (55.6%)
Reb: 27 (10 offensive) – Maura Hoying 6
Ast: 8 (Hoying 3)
TO: 25

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