KALIDA — Pitching has been the theme for success for Ottawa-Glandorf during the District 2 ACME sectional tournament.

That theme continued Sunday as the Titans faced Miller City in the sectional championship game for the South bracket. As the Titans were getting another solid start on the mound, the O-G bats provided some early run support as O-G downed Miller City 14-4 in five innings of the championship game at Kalida’s Holy Name Ballpark.

The win sends the Titans to the District 2 ACME district tournament this Friday at Patrick Henry. The Titans will play Archbold at 4 p.m. in this double elimination tournament. The Blue Streaks finished second in the North Bracket of District 2 with a 12-1 win over Napoleon.

Nate Maag started for O-G on an overcast, drizzly afternoon in Kalida and worked four solid innings allowing an unearned run on one hit with two strikeouts with a walk.

Miller City’s lone run off Maag came in their first at-bat as Austin Ruhe walked to start the game. Ruhe stole second base and moved to third base on a throwing error. A ground ball to first base allowed Ruhe to score the first run of the game.

After the first inning, Maag allowed base runners in the second and third innings, but was able to work out of trouble getting a double play in the second inning to get out of trouble. After Evan Niese collected a single to start the Wildcat third inning, Maag retired the next six batters he faced before he was lifted in the fifth inning for reliever Dylan Wagner.

After Miller City scored in the top of the first, Ottawa-Glandorf responded with four runs in the bottom of the first inning against Wildcat starter Jacob Koenig.

Maag started the Titan rally with a double to left field before Carter Schimmoeller reached on an infield single and Grant Hovest reached on single to shallow left field to load the bases. A Cory Warnecke sacrifice fly to right field allowed Maag to score tying the game at 1-1.

O-G reloaded the bases when Logan Miller was hit by a pitch and Schimmoeller gave the Titans the lead when he scored on a wild pitch as Hovest and Miller moved to second and third base. A Jacob Balbaugh infield single allowed Hovest to score and Miller scored as part of a double steal with Balbaugh.

After scoring four times in the first inning, the Titans came back in the second inning with five runs in the bottom of the second inning.

Schimmoeller reached on an error with one out in the Titan second before Hovest and Warnecke walked to load the bases forcing Miller City to make a pitching change. Miller hit a ground ball to shortstop with the Wildcats getting an out at second base as Schimmoeller scored.

Another double steal led to Hovest scoring and Miller taking third base on a throwing error. Balbaugh plated a run as he reached on an error before Ethan Alt doubled to the wall in left-center to score Balbaugh from first base and a Jarret Johns single to left made it a 9-1 game.

O-G added three runs in the third inning as one scored on a wild pitch, Warnecke had an RBI single and Balbaugh a sacrifice fly.

Miller City scored three runs in the top of the fifth as a Walk to Koenig and singles by Jeremy Demuth and Caleb Warnimont loaded the bases. Two errors led to two of the runs and an Evan Niese single plated a run.

In the bottom of the fifth, the Titans scored a run to invoke the run rule on a bases loaded walk to Schimmoeller with two outs.

Alt had two doubles and an RBI for the Titans, while Maag had a single and double. Warnecke and Balbaugh both had a hit and drove in two runs.

Koenig took the loss for Miller City as he went an inning and a third. Ezra Deitering worked two-thirds of an inning before Warnimont finished the game.