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Ryan Brintnall (center) leads a line of Cannon Falls players to congratulate teammate Luke Winchell (7) after a two-run home run in the third inning of Saturday's Region 4C elimination game in Hampton. The Bears beat Waterville 3-1 and are headed back to state for the third straight season. (Republican Eagle photo by Joe Brown)

Amateur Baseball: Bears secure state spot

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HAMPTON – Forced to win or go home, Cannon Falls is packing its bags for state for a third straight season.

In a Region 4C elimination game Saturday at Hampton, the Bears railed behind a 15-strikeout effort by Keith Meyers to secure a state berth with a 3-1 victory over Waterville.


“It was not necessarily the road we wanted to take (to state),” Cannon Falls first baseman Luke Winchell said after winning the elimination game, “but we’ll take it.”

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Joe Brown
Joe Brown is the sports editor for the Red Wing Republican Eagle. Previously, he worked at the Marshall Independent and the St. Cloud Times. For updates on local sports, follow Joe on Twitter at @RE_JBrown.
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