Cale Winans fields a ground ball during the Raiders’ 10-0 loss to Tinora on Wednesday night. Tinora’s victory split the GMC title three ways between Antwerp, Tinora and Wayne Trace. (Photo/Sarah Harris)

DEFIANCE – Wayne Trace entered Wednesday night’s game at Tinora with a chance to lock up an outright Green Meadows Conference title. The host Rams entered the game hoping to make it a three-way tie in joining the Raiders along with Antwerp at the top of the league title chase.

The green and white did just that, scoring seven times in the first inning and cruising to a 10-0 victory over the red, white and blue to split the conference crown along with the Archers.

After Nolan Schafer flied out to start the bottom of the first, seven straight Ram hitters reached and scored to put Tinora in charge.

Kadyn Radzik started the rally when he was hit by a pitch before Cole Commisso doubled him to third. Jayden Bergman then was intentionally walked to load the bases before Casen Wolfrum drew a walk to score Radzik.

Teron Ward then singled to score Commisso for a 2-0 advantage and Tristan Birks followed with a single that plated Bergman for a 3-0 Tinora lead. Alec Schaublin expanded the margin further with a two-run single to extend the Ram margin to 5-0.

Following a Raider pitching change, Tyler Wiemken grounded out but drove in Birks to push the lead to 6-0 and Schafer wrapped up the opening frame scoring with a single that plated Alec Schaublin to put the Rams in front 7-0 at the end of one inning.

The green and white added a single run in the third, getting a single from Ward and came in to score on a Schaublin single to push the lead to 8-0.

Tinora scored again in the fifth as Schafer reached on an error before Radzik walked and Bergman was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Wolfrum then hit a sacrifice fly to left field to score Schafer for a 9-0 advantage.

In the sixth, the Rams wrapped up the win as Keegan Miles drew a one-out walk before Schafer flew out to center field. After Radzik was hit by a pitch for a second time in the contest, Commisso singled to score Miles and seal the 10-0 victory.

While Tinora was putting together runs, Wayne Trace never was able to get into any flow offensively.

Cale Winans had a pair of singles for the Raiders with Kyle Forrer and Allan Minck getting a single each. The Raiders had a runner at third in four of the first five innings but were never able to get that big hit to ignite the offense, finishing the game hitless in eight at-bats as a team with a runner on third.

Commisso and Birks both totaled three hits for the Rams, who finished with ten hits overall. Ward added two hits for the green and white with Schafer and Schaublin getting one apiece.

Schaublin also had three runs batted in for Tinora and Ward scored twice.

Casen Wolfrum picked up the victory for the Rams, scattering four hits throughout the Wayne Trace lineup while striking out six and walking one.

Allen Minck suffered the loss for Wayne Trace with Tyler Davis and Kyle Forrer also seeing the time on the mound.

The Raiders will open sectional tournament play on Thursday as Wayne Trace will welcome in either Edgerton or Hilltop on Thursday, May 19.