Loss to Union Hill ends Regal's state bid

This article submitted by Micheal Pauly on 8/27/96.

Regal ended their 1996 season in the second round of the Class C Amateur State Tournament with a loss to Union Hill, 6-3.

Union Hill outhit Regal 11-7 and had three doubles and two home runs.
Tim Haines started and pitched into the fifth inning in the hot and humid conditions, giving way to Mike Beier who finished the game.

Regal got on the scoreboard first with two runs in the bottom of the first inning. Mike Beier walked and Tim Haines followed with a hit and run single past the shortstop who had moved to cover second on the steal attempt. Beier scored and Haines went to second on the throw trying to get Haines between first and second. Haines went to third on Ron Fuchs' fly ball and scored on Chad Hess' sacrifice fly.

Union Hill scored one run in the second inning on back-to-back doubles, and two more runs in the fourth inning on back-to-back home runs. The Bulldogs added single runs in the fifth, seventh, and ninth innings.

Regal could only score one more run in the game and that was in the seventh inning when Steve Fleck reached first base on an error. Fleck then went to second base on an infield out. Mike Beier scored Fleck with a double to left center making the score 5-3. Then Tim Haines walked and Union Hill changed pitchers. A fly ball by Ron Fuchs advanced both runners. An intentional walk to Chad Hess loaded the bases, but a strikeout ended the threat.

In the ninth inning with one out, Mike Beier singled to left and Tim Haines followed with another single putting runners on first and second. A double play, however, ended this threat also as well as the season for the Eagles.

Mike Beier went 3-4 with a double and one RBI; Tim Haines was 2-4; Chad Hess was 1-1 with two walks and a sacrifice fly; and Dave Kemen was 1-3.

Union Hill 010 210 101 - 6 11 2
Regal 200 000 100 - 3 7 2

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