Ottawa-Glandorf's Brad Croy (4) gets a hug from Tyler Zender after scoring the winning run in the Titans Western Buckeye League game against Lima Bath Friday.
Ottawa-Glandorf's Brad Croy (4) gets a hug from Tyler Zender after scoring the winning run in the Titans Western Buckeye League game against Lima Bath Friday.
GLANDORF — One night after Ottawa-Glandorf's baseball team lost a lead in the bottom of the seventh, it was there turn to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
Thursday evening the Titans fell to Liberty-Benton 5-4 when the Eagles rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh. Friday night against Western Buckeye League foe Lima Bath, O-G trailed 5-2 going to the bottom of the seventh. The Titans found a way to score four times in the bottom of the seventh to post a 6-5 WBL win.
O-G is now 2-0 in the WBL and 3-2 overall, while Bath is 1-1 in the league and 5-1 overall.
Bath starter Collin Gossard had limited the Titans offense for six inning allowing two runs, one earned, on just three hits. But in the bottom of the seventh O-G took advantage of a couple of Bath errors to score the winning runs.
Tanner Schimmoeller started the O-G seventh with a line drive single to right before Matt Warnecke reached on an error and Austin Williams singled to right to load the bases. Brent Ellerbrock followed with a walk to make it a 5-3 game.
Brad Croy grounded out to shortstop as Bath forced Ellerbrock at second base and Croy beat the throw to first as Warnecke scored making it 5-4. Croy then stole second base and when the throw from the Wildcat catcher skipped into center field it allowed Williams to race home with the tying run and Croy moved to third. With the Bath infield in, Chandler Kersh grounded out to second base.
Bath was able to get Kersh at first base and on the throw Croy headed to home and slide in safely without a throw for the winning run.
The run made a winner of Croy (1-0) on the mound as he went the distance allowing five runs, two earned, on eight hits with six strikeouts.
Bath scored all five of their runs in the first inning as they sent nine batters to the plate. Four wild pitches in the inning, two on third strikeouts, helped keep the Wildcats first inning rally going.
Ottawa-Glandorf came back with a run in the bottom of the inning on an RBI single by Ben Deitering. The Titans added a run in the fifth on an RBI groundout by Croy.
Gossard took the loss for Bath as he went the distance. Gossard had three singles in the game for Bath.