OTTAWA — Ottawa scored three unearned runs with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to stun the Napoleon River Bandits 6-5 in Legion baseball action in Ottawa on Monday.
Nate Vold (Ayersville), Landon Willeman (Napoleon) and Jacob Smith (Napoleon) each recorded doubles for the River Bandits (2-2), which took a 3-0 lead through two innings and led 5-3 through eight frames.
Vold tallied an RBI single following a pair of walks in the second before a pair of wild pitches scored Vold and Bryer Bentley (Montpelier). In the sixth inning, Willeman doubled and scored on an error on a hit by Brandon Shafer (Defiance) before Smith rapped an RBI double.
Napoleon and Ottawa will tangle again on Wednesday, this time at Defiance College’s Rutter Field at 6 p.m.
Napoleon 030 000 020 — 5 5 4
Ottawa 001 100 103 — 6 8 2
Records: Napoleon 2-2.
Losing pitcher: Daryke Bass (0+ innings, 1 run, 1 hit, 0 strikeouts, 2 walks). Others: Caleb Frank, Austin Bostater, Brandon Shafer.
Leading hitters: (Napoleon) — Nate Vold single, double; Landon Willeman double; Jacob Smith double.