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Elrosa advances at regions

Saints down Regal with Pat Illies heroics

 

Randy Olson

The Saints gather for the post-game huddle in the dugout at Farming.

Elrosa's seventh hit of the game was a memorable one at the Region 15C amateur baseball tournament opener on Friday (Aug. 4) in Farming.

Randy Olson

(HD video) Footage from the bottom of the ninth inning on August 4 between Elrosa and Regal in the Region 15C amateur baseball tournament.

Pat Illies stepped the plate with two outs and Kevin Kuefler sitting on second base in the bottom of the ninth inning. Earlier in the game, the Regal Eagles took a 2-0 lead in the top of the sixth, while Elrosa got one run back in the bottom of the seventh. In the bottom of the ninth, Kevin Kuefler knocked a stand up double deep to left field on two outs, and Illies followed that with a two-RBI home run over the right-center field fence. Final score: Elrosa 3, Regal 2.

Next: Elrosa (21-8) plays in a state-qualifying game at 11 a.m. on Sunday, August 6 in New Munich. The will face the winner of Saturday's game between St. Martin and New Munich. Regal also plays on Sunday, when they compete in an elimination game at 1:30 p.m. in New Munich.

More will be posted on Saturday.

*Update: St. Martin shut out New Munich in their opening-round game. The Martins will square off with Elrosa on Sunday, August 6 in the region's second state-qualifying game of the tournament.

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