Ottawa-Glandorf falls to Perrysburg
Sunday, July 13, 2014 8:31 AM
ARCHBOLD — Ottawa-Glandorf had the tying runs on base against an unbeaten Perrysburg squad in the bottom of the seventh.
Another comeback for the Titans ACME baseball team was in the making. Perrysburg third baseman Randy Mikonowicz stopped the Titans comeback efforts with a fine play at third base as the Yellow Jackets escaped with a 4-2 win in the opening of the 2014 state ACME tournament in Archbold.
The loss dropped O-G (8-10) into the losers bracket where they will face Coldwater Sunday at noon in Archbold. Coldwater (18-2) fell to Xenia 2-1 in the second game Saturday.
Ottawa-Glandorf trailed 4-1 entering the bottom of the seventh but pulled within 4-2 on a two out single to right-center by Ryan Maas. With runners still at first and second, Tory Schroeder lined a shot down the third base line. Mikonowicz got a glove on the ball, but didn't field it cleanly as the ball bounced into foul territory. He was able to quickly recover the ball and touch third base to end the game.
Kyle Dekoninck picked up the win for Perrysburg (23-0-1) as he went the distance allowing two runs on four hits.
Austin Verhoff took the loss for O-G as he also went the distance allowing four runs on 10 hits.
Justin Beer gave the Yellow Jackets a quick 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning with a line drive home run over the left field fence. Perrysburg went up 4-0 in the top of the fourth as they added a run on an error and an RBI double by Dekoninck.
Dekoninck retired the first nine O-G batters he faced before Verhoff led off the fourth inning with a line single to center. He later scored on a two out RBI single by Ben Deitering to left field.
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In other first round games, Defiance beat Northmont 8-0 behind a no-hitter from Shay Smiddy. Smiddy had 12 strikeouts and walked four as the Bulldogs (24-5) started tournament play looking for their third straight summer crown.
In the nightcap, Bath scored four times in the top of the ninth inning to knock off host Archbold 5-1. Bath (18-6) advances to face Defiance in the final game Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Xenia (20-7) advanced to face Perrysburg with a 2-1 win over Coldwater in the second game Saturday. Coldwater was limited to just four hits in the loss.