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Posted by Shane Coleman at Apr 8, 2018 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Dear Business Owner/Organization

Because of the past successes of the Napoleon American Legion Baseball team, every year we are invited to play in tournaments all over the country.  The upcoming 2019 season is no different.  We have been asked to participate in the 25th annual Alaskan Airlines Tounament Tour as well as the 42nd annual Gopher Classic in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Although the Napoleon Legion Post 300 covers many of our playing expenses throughout the season, we have always asked our players to "fundraise" our travel expenses.  In years past, we have made trips to California, South Dakota, Oregon, North Carolina, and Seattle - all with the help of generous support of local businesses.

Can your business help defray some of our expenses? Through a donation of an advertisement of $100 or more, your business card will be included on our poster-sized schedule.  These posters are distributed all over the Northwest Ohio area and on our website.  You will be given a poster to display in your business as well.  We are now a 501 (c) (3) organization so your donation is TAX DEDUCTABLE! (Tax ID # 46-3566112).

Should you have any questions, please give me a call at (309) 212 - 4061.  All checks should be made payable to "River Bandit Baseball Inc" and mailed to PO Box 651, Napoleon, OH 43545.

Thank you for your support!  It is very much appreciated.

Chad Donsbach - Head Coach










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2018 Great Lakes Regional Website!

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2013 Great Lakes Regional Champions!

Witness the last out & Dog Pile HERE!

2013 Ohio State Champions!

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The National American Legion Headquarters in Indianapolis, In has awarded Napoleon Post 300 as the HOST for the 2017 and 2018 National Great Lakes Regional Tournament! Napoleon will be the first team in Ohio to host this tournament since 2008. Previous Posts in Ohio to host this premier tournament are:


1987: Steubenville

1992: Steubenville

1998: Lancaster

2001: Lancaster (Napoleon won and advanced to the World Series in Yakima, WA)

2004: Cincinnati

2008: Chillicothe

Games will be played at Mercy Field in Holland, Ohio. National Headquarters have set certain parameters when it comes to field specifications. Lights, field dimensions, sizeable press box area, ample permanent seating and hotels are just a few of the requirements that need to be met. Mercy Field meets all of the specifications and it also is an all turf field which was a huge determining factor in getting the bid.

"On behalf of Post 300, we are extremely excited about having the opportunity to showcase American Legion baseball in Northwest Ohio. We will obviously want this to be a first class experience for all of the teams who will be participating," states Randy Bachman, General Manager of the Napoleon River Bandits. The winner of this tournament will advance to the American Legion World Series in Shelby, NC

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The River Bandits Management Team

Posted by Shane Coleman at Jan 15, 2017 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )

Randy Bachman
General Manager, 2006 to Present
Head Coach, 1998 to 2005 and 2015-2016

OHSAA Hall of Fame '07