OTTAWA — Ottawa’s American Legion baseball team kept fighting back Monday night against District 1 rival Napoleon.

Evan after Napoleon took a two run lead in the top of the eighth, Post 63 refused to go away. Ottawa staged a ninth inning rally that saw them score a 6-5 walk-off win over Napoleon at Memorial Field in Ottawa.

Post 63 is now 4-1 on the season.

Napoleon jumped out to a 3-0 lead scoring all three runs in the second inning. Post 63 battled back scoring single runs in the third and fourth innings before tying the game in the seventh inning on a two out double by Bryce Binkley that scored Cole Niese, who had singled and took second on a wild pitch.

Napoleon regained the lead in the top of the eighth with a pair of two out runs. After Napoleon stranded two runners in the top of the ninth, Post 63 put together a two out rally in the bottom of the ninth.

Binkley was hit by a pitch to start the comeback before Dylan Schroeder singled to center and the two runners moved up a base on a passed ball. Brady Hauenstein tied the game when he reached on an error that allowed Binkley and Schroeder to score. Walks to Ethan Alt and Brayden O’Dell loaded the bases before a wild pitch allowed Hauenstein to score the winning run.

Gage Iiams picked up the win for Ottawa as he worked the ninth inning. O’Dell started and went seven innings before Kurt Griffith worked the eighth inning.

Binkley had a pair of doubles for Post 63 with an RBI and Schroeder had two hits and an RBI. Jacob Balbaugh had an RBI on a sacrifice fly for Ottawa.

On Sunday, Post 63 traveled to Sandusky and returned home with a double header split. Sandusky won the opener 2-0 before Ottawa regrouped to win the second game 6-0.

In the opener, Sandusky scored single runs in the first and third innings. Post 63 was limited to three hits all three by Logan Miller as he had two singles and a triple.

Dylan Schroeder took the loss for Ottawa as he went the distance allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits with six strikeouts and three walks.

In the second game, Ottawa scored four times in the second inning to help themselves to the split.

Jordan Motter picked up the win as he went five innings not allowing a run on one hit with eight strikeouts and four walks. Ryan Yingst worked two innings in relief giving up a hit with a strikeout and two walks.

Gage Iiams had a hit and drove in three runs for Post 63. Schroeder and Chase Miller both had two hits , while Ethan Alt and Balbaugh both had an RBI.

On Saturday, Post 63 opened the season as they swept Oak Harbor in a double header at Memorial Field.

Post 63 won the opener 5-4 and they took the nightcap as they outlasted Oak Harbor 14-11.

In the opener, Ottawa and Oak Harbor were tied 4-4 going to the bottom of the seventh before Oak Harbor pitching had trouble throwing strikes.

Brady Hauenstein opened the inning with a walk before Cole Niese and Binkley were hit by pitches to load the bases. A walk to Schroeder forced in the winning run.

Jacob Balbaugh picked up the win as he worked the seventh inning. Ethan Alt started and went four innings allowing three runs, one earned, on two hits with two strikeouts and four walks.

Logan Miller had three hits and drove in two runs for Ottawa and Connor Niese had a pair of hits. Binkley had a double, while Schroeder and Bradden Crumrine both had an RBI.

In the second game, Oak Harbor scored the majority of their runs in two innings as they scored five times in each of the second and fifth innings. Ottawa responded with three runs in the first inning, five in the third and scored four times in the fifth to take the lead for good. A two run sixth inning gave them a 14-10 before Oak Harbor scored a run in the top of the seventh.

Bradden Crumrine picked up the win for Ottawa as he worked two-thirds of an inning. Jacob Balbaugh started and went 5 1/3 innings and Hauenstein worked the seventh inning.

Ryan Yingst had a single and triple for Post 63 with three RBIs and Binkley had a single and triple with two RBIs. Cole Niese and Ethan Alt both had two hits and an RBI and Chase Miller had a hit and two RBIs.