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Posted by Shane Coleman at Jun 21, 2008 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Billingsley's Jersey Retired

A special presentation was made to Jim Billingsley, father of Chad, as part of our first annual River Bandit Alumni Day. Chad is currently playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers and is a former River Bandit and Defiance High School alumni. It is our honor to retire Chad's jersey (#35) as part of our festivities this past weekend.

Chad's accomplishments are many and there will be many more milestones, goals, and accomplishments that he will achieve throughout his career. His time in Northwest Ohio and as a River Bandit will not be forgotten.

It is our pleasure to forever retire River Bandit #35

Thanks for the memories Chad!


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Posted by Shane Coleman at Jun 21, 2008 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Bandit Alumni Day!!


A special thanks to everyone who came out to be a part of the first River Bandit Alumni Day. Unfortunately we weren't able to get any play in due to the rain. We hope that those of you who attended the dinner enjoyed yourselves and had a good time reminiscing those Bandit memories! Hopefully we can have you all out to a home Bandit game next summer. We'll have a chance to get together with everyone after the game.

Don't forget to come out and support this year's River Bandits. We are at home this Wednesday and again in July when we return from Alaska.

Thanks again for a great day......with the exception of the weather of course!


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Posted by Shane Coleman at Jun 7, 2008 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )


To former River Bandits Chris Carpenter (Bryan High School/Kent State University) and Ryan Radcliff (Fairview High School) on being selected in the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft!

Chris Carpenter - - Chicago Cubs (Third round- 97th pick overall)

Ryan Radcliff - - Colorado Rockies

Good Luck!!!

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Posted by Shane Coleman at Aug 9, 2007 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )


To the 2007 Napoleon River Bandits on a very successful season. You finished as District 1 Champions, Troy Veterans Memorial Champions, Rapid City Firecracker Champions, and you placed third in the Ohio State Tournament!

Your efforts, dedication, and passion for the game has not gone unnoticed. We as coaches appreciate and respect all of the hard work you put into this season and wish you the best of luck in all of your future endeavors.





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Posted by Shane Coleman at Aug 4, 2007 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Bandits Win Rapid City Firecracker Tourney!

The Bandits won this year's tournament sponsored by Rapid City Post 22 and the Rapid City Elks. We would like to thank everyone involved especially Dave and Patty Ploof on a great tournament and a great experience for our players and staff! We hope to see you all again somewhere down the tournament trail!