News and Announcements
The 2013 RiverBandits take a break to relax between games on the first leg of their trip. The first is at the The Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa and the 2nd is at Lake Minnetonka, MN.
Good Luck, Bandits... Finish Strong!
Napoleon River Bandit Baseball Team
Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio Affiliate
Sports for the Cure Events
Randy J. Bachman, General Manager of the Napoleon River Bandits, is announcing the Bandit Baseball team will be teaming up with the Susan G. Komen Northwest Ohio Affiliate to host a weekend baseball challenge the last weekend of June. The “Sports for the Cure” event, will be held at Defiance College and Napoleon High School on June 28, 29 and 30th. 7 teams will be participating from 3 states - from Ohio will be the Bandits, Toledo, Beverly Lowell, Sandusky, and Pickerington. Also competing will be Plymouth, In and Adrian, Mi.
Gearing up for the event will be Komen items that will be available for purchase. Sports for the Cure t-shirts can be purchased at each site during the weekend. All participating teams will be wearing a special shirt on the SATURDAY of the tournament. We are asking fans and supporters to purchase a t-shirt to help us raise funds for our local Komen Affiliate. Cost of the t-shirts are $20.
We will also be raffling off 2 pink Louisville Slugger bats that weekend. (picture attached)
Imagine a World without Breast Cancer. Up to 75% of net proceeds generated by the Komen Northwest Affiliate stay in Northwest Ohio and Southwest Michigan. These funds are distributed through grants made to organizations that deliver treatment, services and education throughout the Affiliate’s service area. The remaining 25% goes to the National Susan G. Komen for the Cure Grants Program for energizing science to find the cures. All the money sent to the National organization is designated for research. Komen Northwest Affiliate support is never used to support operations expenses at the National level.
Please join us to support this worthy cause. Join the fun and show your support! If you would like to purchase your shirt in advance, or make a donation, please contact one of the following people:
Julie Brown (439-1345), Jennifer Benner (553-0425) or Tara Henricks (467-3511)
If you would like to mail a donation, please send to Randy Bachman at PO Box 651, Napoleon, Oh 43545. Make Checks Payable to: Northwest Ohio Komen for the Cure
The following former River Bandits have qualified for the 2013 NCAA Div. 1 National Baseball Tournament:
Anthony Kidston - University of Louisville (Freshman 1B/RHP)
Ethan McKenney - Bowling Green State U. (Junior RHP) 2013 All-MAC Tournament Team
TJ Losby - Bowling Green State U. (Junior 1B/Catcher) 2013 1st-Team All-MAC, Catcher
Levi Fisher - Bowling Green State U. (Junior RHP)
Trevor Blaylock - Bowling Green State U. (Sophomore RHP)
Brett Fitzwater - Bowling Green State U. (Freshman LHP)
The University of Louisville is host to the Louisville Region, seeded #1. Bowling Green State U. has been paired in the Louisville Region, seeded #4. BGSU will face Louisville in the Friday, May 31st game at 6:00 PM EDT. This is a double-elimination tournament. The ESPN family of networks will be televising all regional games - please consult ESPN.com for schedules, as well as additional team information can be found at http://bgsufalcons.com/index.aspx?path=baseball&tab=baseball and http://www.gocards.com/sports/m-basebl/lou-m-basebl-body.html.
Congratulations from the River Bandits, and Good Luck!
It is with great excitement that I am able to announce Chad Billingsley as the 2013 American Legion Graduate of the Year! Chad is a former player of the Napoleon Post 300 River Bandit Baseball Team and was a member of the 2001 team that made it to the American Legion World Series in Yakima, Washington.
I am extremely proud of Chad's accomplishments and for Chad to now be on a list with all of these current and future Hall of Famers (see the below handout) is truly an incredible honor! Chad is the first player ever from Ohio to be selected for this accolade!
A special on-field presentation will take place at Dodger Stadium prior to a game next summer.
Randy J. Bachman
OHSAA Hall of Fame '07
GM Napoleon River Bandits Post 300