Sunday, August 06, 2017

Regions: Day 3

Here's a recap of what's transpired so far today, Sunday, August 6 at the Region 15C amateur baseball tournament.
In a state-qualifying game, St. Martin defeated Elrosa 2-1. Elrosa now waits to see who wins between Richmond and New London-Spicer later today. The Saints and that game's winner will tussle next Saturday, August 12 at 1:30 p.m. in New Munich in the elimination bracket.

In the first of two elimination games, the Regal Eagles have a 3-0 lead over New Munich through five-and-a-half innings. The Eagles took a 2-0 lead in the top of the third and then tacked on another run in the top of the sixth. The game also had a 30-minute rain delay that began around 3 o'clock.

Chris Beier was tagged out at the plate, when center fielder Grant Johnson hustled for a tough ball for the put out throw at home plate. It denied Regal from going ahead 4-0 and was good for the third out in the top of the eighth inning.

*Final score: Regal 3, New Munich 0. The Eagles made the most of just four hits in the game, and Shane Radermacher came in for relief of starter Josh Beier in the eighth inning to help shut the door on the Silverstreaks. Regal stays alive and will play next Saturday in the elimination bracket.

*Update: after two-and-a-half innings, the third game of the day in New Munich has a score of 0-0. Richmond is facing off with New London-Spicer in an elimination game. *Update at 7 o'clock...heading into the top of the ninth inning, Richmond has a 5-3 lead over the Twins. *Update: Richmond turned an F3+3U double play in the top of the ninth inning to end NL-S's season with a 5-3 win. What an ending! The County Line League champions went 0-2 at the region tournament.

Next for Elrosa: the Saints play Richmond at 1:30 p.m. in the elimination bracket. St. Martin faces Lake Henry in a seeding game at 8 o'clock on Friday. At 11 a.m., Meire Grove faces Regal in an elimination game. At 4 o'clock, the two winners of the previous games that day square off.

Paid attendance for this weekend at the Region 15C tournament was 2,213. The opening night (Friday) had 423 paid attendees.

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