THE FIGHTING 63RD: Welcome

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL

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OTTAWA  LEGION  BASEBALL

....nothing else like it!

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Remember and Pray for our Troops, Police and Fireman --- all involved in the Global War on Terrorism.

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A Player-Parent Informational - Sign up meeting will be held on Sunday, May 1st, 6:00PM at the Ottawa American Legion. The Legion is located at 218 W. Main St in Ottawa,OH.

Pre-season camp will be held at Memorial Field in Ottawa (located at 724 N. Locust St) on May 15th and May 22nd from 2-4 PM. If a players team is still in the HS tournament, he may not practice, but he should still attend.

For more information, click on 'Player-Parent Information' link at left. 

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BREAKING....The Fighting 63rd will to travel to Rochester, MN and compete in the Firecracker 92 tournament  July 1-3. The team will depart Ottawa on Thursday June 30th.

www.rochsports.org/legion 

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Ottawa Post 63 will play an exhibition game Vs the Lima Locos on Friday June 3rd at Kalida Holy Name Ballpark, 7:00PM under the lights. The event will benefit PHAALS. (ALS)

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 The Fighting 63rd will compete in the 2016 Jim Jadwin Memorial Tournament in Chillicothe, Ohio. Ottawa Post 63 has been guaranteed at least one game at Veterans Memorial Stadium, home of the Chillicothe Paints.  More information on the upcoming 2016 season will be released as it develops.

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The Fighting 63 will square off against the Ottawa Legion Alumni on Friday night June 24. Interested alumni players should contact Matt Warnecke at 419-890-7623, Jordan Laudick at 419-615-5594 or Cory Imm at 419-230-2213.

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The Fighting 63rd will partner with the Toledo Mud Hens again in 2016. The Mud Hens will send their World Famous mascots - Muddy the Mud Hen and Muddonna to Fan Appreciation Night in Ottawa on Friday, July 8th. The mascots will entertain fans and perform during the American Legion Baseball game between Pemberville and Ottawa.

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  The 2016 Tawa Run Classic UPDATE ....

The tournament will be held

June 10 - 12. The sites include Memorial Field in Ottawa and the Bluffton University. The tournament (19U) will feature pool play on 3 top-notch area fields. Entry fee is $500.00 with each team guaranteed 4 games (weather permitting). The first 12 teams to commit are in. For more information contact:

Chris Kuhlman, Tournament Director 419-236-6374

Dave Yoder, Asst Director 419-615-7427

Dave Kersh, 419-235-6302 

Teams Already Committed:

Ottawa

Findlay

Pickerington - Paid

Piqua

Coshocton

Sidney - Paid

Adrian,MI - Paid

Muncie, IN - Paid

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2016 Staff

Head Coach: Doug Waddle 419-204-3270

Asst Head Coach: Doug Sanders, Sr.

Asst Coach: Jon Laudick

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 BREAKING...in it's 50th anniversary year (1966-2016), Memorial Field will have a new scoreboard, with Technicon Design providing the design and engineering work. County Electric will install the new 25 ft scoreboard, donating all the labor! This is phase 1 of the Memorial Field lighting campaign, with funding coming from the Memorial Park Capital Campaign. Donations to the Capital Campaign are all tax deductable.

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 As a fundraiserOttawa Legion Baseball is planning a bus trip, from April 18th to the 21st, 2016, to Asheville, NC and the Biltmore Estate. Tour the Biltmore Estate and Gardens, Antler Village and Winery, St. Lawrence Basilica, The Blue Ridge Parkway, along with other sites. Cost is approx. $419.00 per person. For additional details contact Cheryl Kersh at 419.890.8565

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2015 Leaders

Hitting

AVG

Becker .404

Purdy .382

Lammers .370

Maag .364

Davis .310

RBI

Purdy 19

Becker 11

Deitering 7

Davis 7

HR

Purdy 2

Deitering 1

Fitzgerald 1

 

Pitching

ERA

Youngpeter 1.50

Croy 4.15

Jones 4.67

Strikeouts

Youngpeter 32

Verhoff 28

Purdy 13 

                    

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  The History of Night Baseball in Ottawa....Click on Link at Left

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"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

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"If a team is to reach its potential, each player must be willing to subordinate his personal goals to the good of the team."

~ Bud Wilkinson

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Veterans Memorial Stadium - Chillicothe, OH