Regal advances in state baseball; Richmond finished

This article submitted by Lynne Jacobson on 8/19/97.

Regal 9
Windom 1

In the first round of the Class C State Baseball Tournament last Friday night in Delano, Regal led over Windom 4-1 going into the bottom of the eighth inning. In the ďRegal eight,Ē the Regal batters exploded with five runs to take a 9-1 lead and get the win.

This win gives Mike Beier, Regalís starting pitcher, his 13th win of the season. Beier gave up only four hits, walked two, and struck out 11. This was Beierís first start in a state tournament game, but he has one win and one save in relief from previous state tourneys.

In the eighth, Windomís pitcher walked the first three batters to load the bases. Then Ron Fuchs singled home the first run. Chad Hess and Jeff Deming both followed with two-run singles.

Mike Tangen led the Regal batters, going 3-3 with an RBI. Ron Fuchs was 2-5 with 2 RBIs; Tim Haines was 2-4 with a double; Chad Hess was 1-4 with 2 RBIs; Jeff Deming was 1-4 with 2 RBIs; and Randy Beier was 1-3.

Regal meets St. Cloud Orthopedic this Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in Delano in the second round of the state tournament

The 16 teams meeting this weekend will be pared down to eight for Labor Day weekend. Then the tournament goes into double elimination and the remaining teams will play several games over the three-day holiday weekend, ending with the championship games on Monday, Aug. 31.

Windom: 000 010 000- 1 4 2
Regal: 100 201 05x- 9 11 0

Jackson 9
Richmond 8

Richmond, the runner-up in Region 15C behind Regal, also played Friday night in the Class C State Baseball Tournament. In a game with a dramatic finish, Richmond lost 9-8 and is eliminated from the tournament.

Richmond had led throughout the game and was leading 8-5 going into the bottom of the ninth.

Jackson scored two runs early in the ninth to bring the score up to 8-7. Then with two outs and two strikes on the batter, John Wilson hit a two-run home run to give the win to Jackson.

Roger Wuertz, a draftee from Lake Henry, took the loss for Richmond.

Jason Spohn was 3-5 for Richmond and Jon Dold was 2-5 with a two-run homer in the sixth.

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