PUTNAM COUNTY - Saturday marked the opening day of the OHSAA sectional baseball tournament as several teams took the field looking to start long tournament runs.In Division III sectional action at Patrick Henry Saturday, Ottawa-Glandorf didn't have a hit for three innings.
That all changed in the fourth inning as the Titans collected their first hit of the game, then broke the game open with seven runs on their way to a 9-0 win over Wayne Trace.
The win sends O-G to the Division III sectional finals Wednesday, at 5 p.m., where they will face Liberty-Benton.
Ottawa-Glandorf was held hitless for three innings Saturday by Wayne Trace pitching, although they stranded five runners in those three innings. In the bottom of the fourth, O-G collected their first hit which help ignite the offense as they sent 10 batters to the plate to score seven times in the win.
Matt Warnecke picked up the win for O-G as he had nine strikeouts.
The win was the 100th career win for Titan coach Nick Miller at O-G.
In Division IV action at Columbus Grove, Kalida used a four run fourth inning on their way to a 5-1 win over Coy-Rawson. The Wildcats advance to face Columbus Grove on Tuesday.
Austin Swift picked up the win for Kalida as he worked five innings. Brent Hovest had a double and triple for Kalida and two RBI.
In the second game at Columbus Grove, Leipsic defeated Pandora-Gilboa 5-2. The Vikings advance to play Miller City on Wednesday at 5 p.m.
The game was tied 2-2 before Leipsic scored three times in the fifth inning for the win.
Devin Mangas picked up the win for Leipsic. Josh Gerten had a pair of singles for the Vikings.
Abe Basinger took the loss for P-G. Reed Hovest had three singles for the Rockets.
At Crestview, Fort Jennings advanced with a 4-2 win over Antwerp. The Musketeers advance to face Crestview on Tursday at 5 p.m.
Ft. Jennings built a 4-2 lead before the Archers scored.
Kurt Warnecke picked up the win for the Musketeers. Alex Vetter and Alex Sealts both had a single and RBI in the win.
At Napoleon, Continental fell to Pettsville 9-4. No other details of the game were available.