MILLER CITY — Kalida scored three times in the top of the seventh inning Saturday to defeat Miller City 3-2 in ACME sectional tournament action.
With the win, the Wildcats face Ottawa-Glandorf this afternoon in a winners bracket game at 1 p.m. at Miller City. Miller City drops into the losers bracket and will face the Columbus Grove-Leipsic winner at 3 p.m. Sunday at Columbus Grove. The Bulldogs and Vikings play at 12:30 p.m. at Grove.
Kalida trailed 2-0 going to the seventh inning after Miller City scored an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth.
The first two Kalida batters reached in the seventh as Brent Hovest reached on a wild pitch after striking out and Jeff Knueve was hit by a pitch. Trevor Maag tied the game at 2-2 when he sliced a double down the right field line, for Kalida's lone hit of the game. Hovest scored from second base and pinch runner Nathan Meyers scored from first base as Maag moved to third base on the throw home. A sacrifice fly by Colton Farrell gave Kalida a 3-2 lead.
In the bottom of the inning, Miller City threatened as Hunter Berner opened the frame with a single. The next two Miller City batters were retired before Corbin Niese reached on an error. A strikeout ended the game.
Farrell picked up the win for Kalida.
Ross Lehman took the loss for Miller City.