Regal Eagles win in second round; advance to final weekend

This article submitted by Michael Pauly on 8/26/97.

Regal 6
Orthopedics 3

Regal won its second game of the Class C State Baseball Tournament by a score of 6-3 over St. Cloud Orthopedics in Delano on Saturday afternoon.

The big stick this week was Chad Hess, a drafted catcher from Melrose, who had two home runs and three runs driven in. Hess has been drafted by Regal four times in the last five years.

Mike Beier had three hits with two RBIs. Mike Tangen and Randy Beier each had two hits.

Regal took a 2-0 lead in the third inning when Randy Beier singled and stole second. Mike Tangen singled with one out to score Beier and went to third when the fielder let the ball get by him. Mike Beier followed with a bunt single scoring Tangen.

St. Cloud took a 3-2 lead in the fifth inning on four hits and a walk.

In the sixth inning Regal regained the lead with two runs coming off the bat of Chad Hess when he hit a two run homer with Tim Haines aboard.

Regal added another run in the seventh inning when Dave Zaeska reached first on an error. Mike Tangen and Mike Beier each singled to score Zaeska.

In the eighth inning, Chad Hess led off with a solo home run for his second homer of the game. This made the final score 6-3 in Regalís favor.

Mike Beier started the game and was relieved in the fifth inning by Tim Haines, who got the win.

Regalís defense shined for the second straight week with no errors. They also turned three double plays in the game.

Regal: 003 002 110- 6 10 0
Orthopedics: 000 030 000- 3 8 2

Class C State Baseball Tournament
The first three rounds of the tournament are single elimination. After the third round next Friday night, the field will be down to four teams. The tournament format then shifts to double elimination.

The eight teams still left in Class C and playing Friday night are: St. Michael against Jackson at 5 p.m. in Maple Lake; Regal will play Hinckley on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. in Maple Lake; New Prague against Springfield at 5 p.m. in Delano; and LeSueur versus Elko at 7:30 p.m. in Delano.

If Regal wins Friday night, they would be in the double elimination and would play on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. in Delano.

The rest of the games would be played at different times over the Labor Day weekend depending on wins and losses. The championship game for Class C will be Monday, Sept. 1, at 11 a.m. in Delano.

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