July 9, 2007 - LOVES PARK, Ill. – Wisconson’s N/X Level All-Stars are the champions of the 2007 Rockford RiverHawks Independence Day Wooden Bat Tournament at Road Ranger Stadium.
The All-Stars defeated McHenry County 6-3 in the championship game on Sunday night in Loves Park. They finished the three-day tournament with a record of 3-1 and outscored its opponents 23-11.
In the second-place game, St. Louis Park (Minn.) defeated Bloomington (Minn.) Gold Post 550 16-7. Portage Park (Ill.) Post 183 edged host Hard Knox (Ill.) Post 1207 4-2. Freeport (Ill.) topped Notre Dame (Ill.) 5-4 to finish out play on Sunday.
St. Louis Park Minnesota Post 282 catcher Ryan Cohn was named the offensive player of the tournament. He also pulled the award as the tournaments most valuable player. In four games, he batted .643 (9-for-14) with two home runs and 12 RBI. He slugged a grand slam and connected on a three-run blast.
Alex Mack of the Bloomington Gold Post 550 was honored with the defensive player of the tournament award.
The 2007 tournament was made up of eight American Legion teams from Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
The RiverHawks are the Western Division champions of the Frontier League, a 12-team independent professional baseball league that will play its 15th season in 2007. Advertising and season-ticket information is available by calling the box office at (815) 885-2255. All games are broadcast live on WNTA (1330 AM). Fans can also visit the RiverHawks online at www.rockfordriverhawks.com.