Ottawa-Glandorf's Evan Balash attempts to score on a wild pitch during the Titans Division III tournament game with Lakota Friday. Balash scored as the tag by the Raiders Carter Reinhart was just late. (Putnam Sentinel/Charlie Warnimont)
Ottawa-Glandorf's Evan Balash attempts to score on a wild pitch during the Titans Division III tournament game with Lakota Friday. Balash scored as the tag by the Raiders Carter Reinhart was just late. (Putnam Sentinel/Charlie Warnimont)

GLANDORF — Ottawa-Glandorf was unable to take advantage of an early opportunity to build a comfortable lead on Lakota.

But with the way senior Chase Schrieber was pitching Friday evening, the Titans were able to look past that. And when the Titans were able to some insurance runs later in the game to back Schrieber's solid performance it all added up to a 5-0 Division III tournament win over Lakota.

With the win, the Titans (14-6) advance to the Division III district semi-finals Thursday to face Fort Recovery at 4 p.m. at Elida's Ed Sandy FIeld. Lakota bows out of the tournament with an 11-8 record.

Ottawa-Glandorf had a chance to break the game open early as they loaded the bases in the first inning with n outs. The Titans were only added to score one run off that opportunity. While that left the door open for the Raiders to overcome the early deficit, Schrieber made sure they didn't.

Schrieber had the Raider batters off-balance as he retired the first 13 Lakota batters he faced, including striking out the side in the first and fourth innings. He lost his perfect game on a four pitch walk before Huffman followed with a single to end the no-hitter. With runners on the corners, the next batter hit a slow roller to third base. The O-G third baseman threw home where catcher Austin Horstman slapped a tag on the Lakota runner to keep them off the scoreboard.

After that Schrieber retired the next seven batters to end the game. Schrieber finished with nine strikeouts in the win.

After scoring a run in the first inning on a fielders choice groundout by Schrieber, the Titans were unable to add to their lead until the fifth inning.

Evan Balash started the Titan fifth by reaching on a bunt single, stealing second base and moving to third on a wild pitch before Owen Hiegel walked and stole second base. Balash made it a 2-0 game as he scored on a wild pitch in a close play at the plate. Grant Fuerst made it a 3-0 game with a sharp single to right field.

O-G added two insurance runs in the sixth inning as pinch-hitter Seth Sahloff walked with one out in the inning before stealing second and third base. Balash followed with a walk before Sahloff scored on a wild pitch in another close play at the plate that went the Titans way. Balash, who reached third base on the wild pitch, eventually scored on another wild pitch making it a 5-0 game.

Fuerst and Schrieber both had two singles for the Titans in the win.

Carter Reinhart took the loss for Lakota.

Regular Season

Miller City 5

Wayne Trace 1

MILLER CITY — Miller City used a solid pitching performance from Mark Kuhlman Friday evening to defeat Wayne Trace 5-1 in non-league action.

Kuhlman picked up the win as he allowed one run on two hits with six strikeouts. Both hits for the Raiders were singles.

The Wildcats took the lead in the second inning with a run, then scored two runs in both the third and sixth innings.

Cole Niese had a double and RBI for Miller City (12-8), while Tyler Schroeder and Tyler Otto both had an RBI/ Noah Otto had a double in the game for the Wildcats.