Baseball: Ottawa-Glandorf manufactures 5-1 win against Bath


By Jose Nogueras - [email protected]



Ottawa-Glandorf’s Ty Buckland slides safely into home against Bath catcher Carter Parlapiano during Friday game in Ottawa.

Ottawa-Glandorf’s Ty Buckland slides safely into home against Bath catcher Carter Parlapiano during Friday game in Ottawa.


Jose Nogueras | The Lima News

OTTAWA — Carter Duling and the Titan one-hit wonders.

Ottawa-Glandorf rode the arm of Duling and despite collecting one hit, the Titans defeated Bath 5-1 in a Western Buckeye League contest Friday night.

With the win, O-G improves to 5-4 for the season and 3-2 in the WBL and Bath suffers its first WBL loss of the year and fell to 4-1 and drops to 6-5 overall.

On the mound, Duling went six innings, scattered four hits while walking two and striking out 11. It was the Titans’ southpaw ability to come up with big whiffs that kept the Wildcats off the scoreboard. Infour innings, Bath had two runners on with one out and Duling recorded back-to-back strike outs three times to prevent the Wildcats from scoring. In the sixth inning, Duling got a strike out and a pop up to keep the ‘Cats scoreless.

O-G head coach Nick Miller said getting the clutch outs were important but it was getting the lead-off runner that helped the Titans’ cause.

“I think the key for the game us today was that we got the lead-off hitter any inning and when you do that you are able to shut down a lot of offensive things for the opponent,” Miller said. “We were able to do that but Carter did get himself in some jams and made some really, really good pitches to get out of them. We made the routine plays today and that is what you need to do in a high school baseball game today.”

Bath Joe Gomez said his team failed to get the big hit.

“We were looking for that big and left several guys on base tonight,” Gomez said. “They only had one hit so we couldn’t ask much more from our pitchers. We did give up some free bases, walks and had some errors in the field. That was the difference right there.

“There pitcher out there pitched a wonderful game and kept us off-balance and when we needed the big hit he stepped up and made the pitches.”

While Bath failed to capitalize on its scoring chances, O-G took advantage of walk, fielding miscues and smart base running to score runs.

The Titans manufactured runs in the first and the fourth with Ty Buckland scoring both times. Both times he drew a base on managed to work his way into scoring position before coming home in the first inning on a fielder’s choice and a passed ball in the second.

O-G added three insurance runs in the sixth thanks to a balk, an error and the Titans’ lone hit of the game a double by Brad Maag that brought drove in a run.

Bath starter Blaine Albrecht went four innings, gave up no hits while fanning three and walking three.

“When you a run into a guy like that you have to find a way to scrap across a few runs and that is what we did,” Miller said “We got some walks and we took really good leads and were able to read the ball in the dirt really well today and we were able to get some extra bases that way. We didn’t get a big hit we were just able to manufacture today.”

Ottawa-Glandorf’s Ty Buckland slides safely into home against Bath catcher Carter Parlapiano during Friday game in Ottawa.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2022/04/web1_SC1V7654.jpgOttawa-Glandorf’s Ty Buckland slides safely into home against Bath catcher Carter Parlapiano during Friday game in Ottawa. Jose Nogueras | The Lima News

By Jose Nogueras

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