THE FIGHTING 63RD: Welcome
OTTAWA LEGION BASEBALL
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BREAKING....The Fighting 63rd will compete in the 2017 Palmetto Invitational Tournament in Myrtle Beach, SC. The tournament runs from June 22-26.
--Opening Day for the 2017 campaign will be Thursday, June 1st at Memorial Field vs Napoleon.
--On Friday June 2nd the Ottawa Legion will host Pemberville, 7:00PM at Holy Name Ballpark in Kalida. Muddy the Mud Hen will be on hand to entertain and greet the fans.
--Little Buddy Night is set for Thursday, July 6th at Memorial Field.
Stay tuned....more details on the 2017 season to be released soon!
HEAD COACH JORDAN RODE....567-712-4374
GM Chad Niese 419-235-5423
GM Chad Niese has named Jordan Rode to be the new Head Coach of The Fighting 63rd. Rode is a graduate of the University of Toledo and Delphos St. Johns High School. Jordan has a passion for baseball which goes back to his youth. His experience includes 13 years as a player, 6 years as an umpire, and 6 years of coaching. Coach Rode is very excited about the challenge of leading The Fighting 63rd. He becomes the 29th head coach in the 86 year history of Ottawa Legion Baseball. Rode, who is 25 yrs old, currently resides in Landeck, has 2 dogs, and is engaged to his fiance Valerie.
The 2017 Tawa Run Classic will be held June 9-11. For more information contact tournament director Randy Buss at 419-234-5660. Teams committed to date include Ottawa Post 63, Chillicothe Post 62, Findlay Post 3, Sandusky Post 83, Ashland Post 88, Pickerington Post 283, Piqua Post 184.
Post 63 extends gratitude to those making memorial contributions to Ottawa Legion Baseball in memory of Robert Warren Sr, and Andy Brickner.
A New Baseball Committee has been formed to assure the future of Ottawa Legion Baseball.
GM - Chad Niese
Jeff Arrington - Leon Fuerst - Ken Horstman - Todd Schimmoeller - Mick Meyer - Dave Kersh - Dave Yoder - Post 63 Commander Bill Roberts - 1st VC Bill Krouse
The History of Night Baseball in Ottawa....Click on Link at Left
"We need to find a way as a community to work together to fund new lights at Memorial Park, Ottawa Mayor Dean Meyer said, "a lighted ball diamond is a great asset to Memorial Park."
Lima News July 28, 2013 ....click on 'News/Articles' at left to read the entire article
"If a team is to reach its potential, each player must be willing to subordinate his personal goals to the good of the team."
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