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BY KIP KOVAR Herald Journal Sports Editor The Region 7C Tournament is back again and the tourna- ment looks to be as exciting as ever. The Crow River Val- ley League is once again well represented as each game pro- vides some intriguing match- ups as fans flock to Denis M. Campbell Field for the next two weekends. The Watertown Red Dev- ils come in as the No. 1 seed after a dominant regular sea- son. When most thought there would be a hangover from the loss in the Class C state title game a year ago, the Red Dev- ils haven’t missed a beat and have picked up right where they left off last year. The Plato Bluejays come in as the No. 2 seed after winning their second-straight CRVL South title. After going 0-2 last year as the No. 2 seed, the Bluejays are more experienced and hungry to make a run this year as they will trot out some young talent this tournament combined with some key vet- erans. The No. 3 seed is the Waconia Lakers who were business as usual this year. FIRST ROUND CRVL PLAYOFFS (5) Green Isle Irish vs (12) Winsted Wildcats Wed., July 27 – Green Isle 19, Winsted 4 (7 inn.) Fri., July 29 – Green Isle 18, Winsted 7 (7 inn.) Green Isle wins series 2-0 (6) Brownton Bruins vs (11) New Germany Dutchmen Wed., July 28 – Brownton 8, New Germany 0 Thurs., July 29 – New Germany 5, Brownton 1 Sun., July 31 – Brownton 4, New Germany 0 Brownton wins series 2-1 (7) Glencoe Brewers vs (10) St. Boni Saints Wed., July 27 – Glencoe 5, St. Boni 3 Thurs., July 38 – St. Boni 12, Glencoe 2 (7 inn.) Sun., July 31 – Glencoe 10, St. Boni 0 (8 inn.) Glencoe wins series 2-1 (8) Hamburg Hawks vs (9) Cologne Wed., July 27 – Cologne 12, Hamburg 1 Thurs., July 28 – Cologne 10, Hamburg 3 Hamburg wins series 2-0 (1) Watertown Red Devils - Bye received automatic bid to Region 7C tournament and the top seed after winning the CRVL North title and league’s best record. (2) Plato Bluejays - Bye received automatic bid to Region 7C tournament and the No. 2 seed after winning CRVL South title. (3) Waconia Lakers - Bye received automatic bid to Region 7C tournament virtue of next best record by non-division winning team (4) Carver Black Sox - Bye received automatic bid to Region 7C tournament virtue of fourth-best record by non-division winning team CRVL FINAL STANDINGS Region 7C (Final standings in order by seed based on tiebreaker) (1) Watertown . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-2 – (2) Plato. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-3 1.5 (3) Waconia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-3 1 (4) Carver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-6 4.5 (5) Green Isle . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-8 6.5 (6) Brownton. . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-8 6.5 (7) Glencoe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-11 9 (8) Hamburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-10 8.5 (9) Cologne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-12 10.5 (10) St. Boni . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-13 11 (11) New Germany . . . . . . . . 3-15 13 (12) Winsted . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-17 15 Official 2022 Region 7C Tournament Program Region 7C Crow River Review Volume 22, Number 8 www.CRVLbaseball.com HIGHLIGHT Region 7C Preview STATS Carver’s Connor Cornell runs away with CRVL batting title, page 6 3 BOLD PREDICTIONS Kip Kovar offers up 3 bold predictions for Region 7C Tournament, page 15 see REGION 7C TALENT , Page 2 @Kovar_HJSports Region 7C Tournament poised to be as exciting as ever with talented teams REGION 7C TOURNAMENT PREVIEW Holt Hunziker and the Watertown Red Devils are looking to show why they are the No. 1 ranked team in Class C entering the Region 7C Tournament. PHOTO BY KIP KOVAR

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