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Page 2 www.CRVLbaseball.com Crow River Review continued from page 1 been made. The Lakers expect their project to be completed by the beginning of the amateur season this spring. Along with the Dutchmen, Irish, and Lakers, the Collogne Hollanders were also busy making improvements to their field, as well. The Hollanders, thanks to the Twins Community fund, began work on their new dugouts at Fritz Field this offseason. With all the improvements being made around the CRVL, 2017 looks to be an even more exciting year for teams. Last year, the CRVL set a new attendance record at the Region 7C tournament in St. Boni and Watertown with 2,707 paid spectators. With great ballparks getting better, and even better baseball being played, it would be no surprise to see the CRVL and Region 7C break that attendance record again. A complete season schedule, once it is official, will be posted on the CRVL website along with updated scores, standings and others news throughout the season. The Waconia Lakers have made some progress on their brand new grandstand. The Lakers expect the project to be completed in time for the amateur baseball season this spring. SUBMITTED PHOTO Thanks to the Twins Community Fund, the Collogne Hollanders added new dugouts to Fritz Field this offseason. SUBMITTED PHOTO The Green Isle Irish were busy laying down new sod this past fall to get their field ready. The Irish, along with the Hamburg Hawks and Young America Cardinals, are hosting the 2017 State Tournament. SUBMITTED PHOTO Sell, Schuette honored by MBA Hall of Fame KIP KOVAR Herald Journal Sports Editor The Crow River Valley League was well represented in the 2016 Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame class. Brownton’s Doug Schuette and Glencoe’s Dave Sell were both inducted into the Hall of Fame Sept. 17. Doug Schuette Schuette, the manager of the Brownton Bruins, led the Bruins to a great run in the Region 7C tournament while punching a ticket to state, as well. The Bruins kept things rolling by upsetting Jordan in the first round. This isn’t the only year that Schuette has been around the Brownton Bruins baseball program. He’s been around the Bruins for nearly six decades. Schuette played third base for the Brownton Bears in high school and for the Brownton Legion team, as well. Schuette then became a part of the Bruins as a player, and now as the full-time manager. He was a member of the Bruins for 25 years, 17 of which he was a player-manager. He know is the full-time manager, a position he still Brownton’s Doug Schuette holds today, 31 years later. Schuette’s duties don’t stop at just being the manager of the Bruins. He also is in charge of helping prepare the field for games, and oversees all the work that goes on at Barney Tadsen Field. If managing the Bruins Glencoe’s Dave Sell and taking care of the field wasn’t enough, Schuette has also coached the Brownton Legion team for more than 30 years. Dave Sell Sell, the manager of the Glencoe Brewers, is a well-known name in the Glencoe community for a good reason. Since his days in the little league, Sell has always been around the game of baseball, and for good reason. Growing up, Sell played baseball at Glencoe-Silver Lake High School. He later continued his baseball career at the collegiate level at Anoka Ramsey Community College and Mayville State. He also played amateur baseball for the hometown Brewers for several years. Sell has been connected with the Brewers for more than 25 years now. In 1998, he led the Brewers to the Class C state title as a manager. Along with Brewers, Sell also coaches the G-SL junior varsity baseball team, and helps coach in the Glencoe community education program, as well. Sell also plays a big part in the annual wood bat tournament in Glencoe for 10-to-15 year-olds. Away from the baseball diamond, Sell is a member of the Glencoe Baseball Board and helps take care of Volmer Field. He also has served as a tournament director for four state amateur baseball tournaments.