DEFIANCE — It wasn't the start the Ottawa Legion baseball team wanted to see as they opened play in the First District Legion tournament Thursday evening.

Before they came to the plate for the first time, Post 63 found themselves facing a 3-0 deficit. It was a deficit they were unable to overcome as Ottawa fell to Napoleon 11-0, in seven innings, at Defiance High School.

The loss drops Ottawa into the losers bracket where they will face Whitehouse tonight at 7 p.m. at Defiance. Napoleon advances to the winners bracket semi-finals on Saturday at Findlay at 1 p.m.

Napoleon put Ottawa in an early hole scoring three times in the top of the first inning. Those early runs were enough for Napoleon starter Christian Pool as he went the distance to pick up the win giving up just one hit to Post 63 in the win.

Ottawa's lone hit came in the fourth inning as Chase Schrieber had a two-out, ground rule double, in the fourth inning. A strikeout by Pool ended Ottawa's best scoring threat in the game. Pool threw 113 pitches in the game before being relieved after 6 2/3 innings. He struck out 10 Post 63 batters, but walked seven in the game.

Napoleon continued to pull away from Ottawa with three runs in the second inning, two in the third inning and two more in the fifth.

Napoleon banged out 12 hits in the game.

Ryan McCracken took the loss for Post 63 as he worked two innings allowing six runs on seven hits. Matthew Bowden, Grant Fuerst and Noah Howell all worked in relief.