Regal advances to state championship

This article submitted by Micheal Pauly on 8/6/96.

Regal won two games this past weekend in the Region 15C Baseball Tournament in Spring Hill. With these wins, Regal has qualified for the State Class C Baseball Tournament.

The Eagles defeated St. Martin 8-2 in the first game on Saturday, and won their second game 8-4 over Sauk Centre on Sunday.

Regal will play the winner of this Saturday's game, between Sauk Centre and St. Martin, on Sunday, Aug. 11, at 1 p.m. in Spring Hill. The game on Sunday is to seed the teams as champ and runner-up for the state tournament.

If Regal would lose the first game on Sunday, a second game will follow a half an hour after the first game.

The Sauk Centre vs St. Martin game will take place Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in Spring Hill.

Regal 8
Sauk Centre 4

In Sunday's contest against Sauk Centre, Regal scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning on a double by Tim Haines and a two-run home run by Ron Fuchs.

Regal added two more runs in the third inning when Ron Fuchs hit his second home run of the game and his third of the tournament, and Chad Hess doubled, went to third on a passed ball and scored on an infield out.

Sauk Centre came back with a single run in the fourth inning on two singles, a sacrifice bunt, and a sacrifice fly to make the score 4-1.

Regal extended their lead to 8-1 in the seventh inning. Tim Haines led off with a walk, Ron Fuchs put runners at second and third with a double, Chad Hess was intentionally walked to load the bases, and then Jeff Deming hit a grand slam home run to right field.

Sauk Centre scored their last three runs in the eighth inning on two walks and a three-run homer to make the final score 8-4.
Regal's Tim Haines pitched seven innings and received the win. Steve Anderson and Todd Dingmann both pitched in relief for Regal. Ben Dirkes of Sauk Centre was the losing pitcher.

S. Centre 000 100 030 - 4 6 0
Regal 202 000 40x - 8 10 0

Regal 8
St. Martin 2

On Saturday, Regal played St. Martin in the first round of the region tournament. Their 8-2 defeat of St. Martin put them in the winner's bracket on Sunday and qualified them for the State Class C Baseball Tournament.

Mike Beier pitched eight innings for Regal to post the win. Todd Dingmann relieved him in the ninth. Tim Schmitt was the losing pitcher for St. Martin.

Regal 022 020 102- 8 13 2
St. Martin 010 001 000 - 2 4 1

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