The Napoleon River Bandits completed their undefeated march through the BP Invitational Baseball Tournament Sunday night with 11-3 victory over the Dimond Lynx in the championship game.
Levi Fisher got things going for the Ohio group with a two run homer in the bottom of the first inning putting his team up 2-0. Dimond would fight back in the top of the second evening the game but in this battle it seemed to be two steps forward ten steps back.
The River Bandits would add another two runs in the bottom of the second, again off the bat of Levi Fisher, this time on a single to left as Napolion took their two run lead back making the score 4-2.
The out of town team would continue it's assault on the scoreboard including a three run homer by Art Warren in the 5th inning that was as impressive in it's distance as it was controversial. Initially the big swing by Warren was ruled foul by the third base umpire but after protest from the River Bandits and following a brief conversation with the home plate ump that ruling was overturned and home run signaled. The shot that can only be described as gargantuan proved to be a bit more than Dimond could overcome, the three runs giving Napoleon an 8-3 edge.
Over the final two innings the River Bandits would add to their lead finishing the game up 11-3, claiming the tournament trophy, and completing their sweep of the entire BP Invitational field.