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June 23 2022 Crow River Review Volume 20, Number 4 www.CRVLbaseball.com Standings through Tuesday, June 21 CRVL STANDINGS North Watertown ....................... 9-0 - Waconia ............................ 9-3 1.5 Glencoe ............................. 4-3 4 Mayer ................................. 5-5 4.5 St. Boni................................2-7 7 New Germany ................. 0-9 9 Winsted ............................. 0-9 9 South Plato ....................................7-2 - Carver ................................ 5-2 1 Hamburg .......................... 5-3 1.5 Green Isle.......................... 5-4 2 Brownton.......................... 4-4 2 Cologne..............................2-7 5 Scores Wednesday, June 15 Cologne 10, Winsted 6 Watertown 4, New Germany 1 Waconia 9, Plato 2 Thursday, June 16 Plato 11, St. Boni 1 (7 inn.) Saturday, June 18 Glencoe 18, St. Boni 5 (8 inn.) Sunday, June 19 Mayer 26, St. Boni 2 (7 inn.) Brownton 4, New Germany 0 Waconia 9, Cologne 3 Upcoming Games Thursday, June 23 Cologne at Plato, 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 24 Brownton at Glencoe, 7:30 p.m. St. Boni vs. NG (at YA), 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25 Watertown at Carver, 5 p.m. Sunday, June 26 New Germany at Winsted, 2 p.m. Plato at Carver, 2 p.m. Hamburg at Mayer, 2 p.m. Cologne at St. Boni, 3 p.m. Watertown at Brownton, 5 p.m. Glencoe at Green Isle, 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 28 Mayer at Plato, 7:30 p.m. alth.com ������������� �������������������������� ������������ � ������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������ ��������������������������� ��������� ����������������������� ������������������������������������������������ 7416 80th St, Glencoe, MN, 55336 320-864-6754 www.bergmanninteriors.com �������� ���������� ����������� �������������� ���������� ������������������ ������������� ���������� �������������������� �������������������� Red Devils stay perfect with a big win over Waconia BY KIP KOVAR Herald Journal Sports Editor WATERTOWN – The quest for the Crow River Valley League North title ap- pears to be a two-horse race. With both Waconia and Watertown off to strong starts once again in league play, it was the Red Devils who jumped into the driver’s seat in the race for the division title with a 1-0 win over the Lakers June 21 at High- land Park. After leaving the bases loaded in the first, the Red Devils struck first in the bot- tom of the second. Jackson Meyer reached on a single and later scored a two-out RBI single by Pat Tschida to put Watertown up 1-0. Meyer’s slide was the difference in the play as he escaped the tag by Waconia’s Robbie Smith despite the throw beating him. Pitching took over from that point as nei- ther was able to get anything going. Both Waconia’s Will LaLonde and Watertown’s Holt Hunziker had opposing hitters frus- trated throughout as they were dominant on the mound. The two teams combined for just eight hits between them as fans were treated to a pitcher’s duel. Hunziker has been on a tear for the Red Devils lately. In his last two starts, he’s allowed no runs and just six hits in 15 innings of work. Matt Butler closed things down over the final two innings as Watertown flexed their muscles once again when it comes to their pitching staff. With the win, Watertown improves to 9- 0 in the CRVL. The Lakers fell to 9-3 and now are 1.5 games behind the Red Devils. In Watertown’s nine league wins, they have yet to allow more than one run in a game. The shutout of Waconia was their fourth of the season as they’ve outscored their opponents 76-5 this year. The Red Devils and Lakers are sched- uled to play once again Sunday, July 24 in Waconia on the final day of the regular season in the Crow River Valley League. Depending on how each team does the rest of the way, that matchup could very well decide the CRVL North title and a top- two seed in the Region 7C Tournament. Stay connected with Herald Journal Sports Editor Kip Kovar for the best CRVL baseball coverage all season long. Twitter – @Kovar_HJSports Ben Smith and the Watertown Red Devils picked up their fourth shutout of the season with a 1-0 win over Waconia June 21. PHOTO BY KIP KOVAR

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