OTTAWA — Ottawa's American Legion baseball team used a big fourth inning to defeat Van Wert 10-4 Tuesday night at Memorial Field.

After three scoreless innings, Van Wert struck for a run in the top of the fourth inning on an RBI single by Derek Luersman. In the bottom of the inning, Post 63 sent 11 batters to the plate to score seven runs.

The inning started quietly enough as Cole Niese singled before being caught trying to steal second base. That would end quickly as a walk, hit batter and six straight singles gave Ottawa a 6-1 lead. A fielders choice play accounted for the seventh run in the inning.

Van Wert came back with a run in the top of the fifth that Ottawa matched in the sixth inning. Both teams scored twice in the seventh inning for the final score.

The contest was delayed in the seventh inning for approximately 45 minutes by a passing thunderstorm.

Dylan Schroeder picked up the win for Post 63 as he worked six innings allowing two runs on six hits. Jordan Motter finished the game to earn a save.

Jacob Balbaugh led the Post 63 offense with two hits and three RBIs, while Cole Niese and Ryan Yingst, a triple, both had two hits and an RBI.

Jayden Youtsey had three hits to lead the Van Wert offense.

Post 63 (14-10) is back in action Wednesday as they host Sandusky in a makeup game at 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Field.