Ottawa Legion wins TAWA Run Classic
Monday, June 16, 2014 10:31 AM
Ottawa Legion players admire the TAWA Run Baseball Classic championship tournament the won on Sunday as they defeated Maumee in the championship game 13-2. (Putnam Sentinel/Charlie Warnimont)
OTTAWA — In its 13 years of existence, the Ottawa Legion baseball team had never won the TAWA Run Baseball Classic, its own tournament
That drought ended Sunday.
Behind timely hitting and two outstanding pitching performances Post 63 won two games Sunday to win the TAWA Run Classic.
Ottawa defeated Maumee 13-2 in the championship game to win the three day tournament. Post 63 went 4-1 in its five games of the tournament as they defeated Sandusky in the championship semi-finals to advance to the finals.
In the championship game, Ottawa used a six run second inning to propel themselves to the win. The game last five innings due to the “Mercy Rule”.
Drew Schierloh (Ottawa-Glandorf) picked up the win as he worked all five innings allowing Maumee single runs in the first and second innings.
In the opener, Ottawa held off a late Sandusky rally to posy a 6-3 win.
Matt Warnecke (Ottawa-Glandorf) picked up the win as he went the distance.
Post 63 is back in action Wednesday evening as they play Toledo at Mercy Field in Toledo at 7 p.m.
Ottawa will then take part in the Chillicothe Tournament this weekend.