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Amateur baseball: Regal Eagles enjoy a good start

Regal improves to 2-0 despite some key retirements from last season, beating the New London-Spicer Twins 3-2 in County Line League play

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Regal's Jordan Wosmek runs home for a run during a County Line League game against New London-Spicer on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at Regal.
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REGAL— The Regal Eagles are off to a 2-0 start in the County Line League. All things considered, they'll take it.
At this point, they're a little ahead of the game.
Regal beat the New London-Spicer Twins 3-2 on a beautiful, breezy Sunday at Regal's pristine ballpark.
"That was a good ballgame," said Regal player/manager Nate Beier. "It was a good ballgame all around."
That Regal's off to a good start to the season isn't necessarily surprising. The Eagles always are contenders for a top finish in the County Line. It's just that in 2022 they are going to be doing it without two long-time standouts.
Chris Beier and Shane Rademacher have retired after about 20 seasons playing for Regal.

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New London-Spicer pitcher Hunter Magnuson throws a pitch against a Regal batter during a County Line League game on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at Regal.
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"They were numbers three-four or four-five in our lineup depending on the situation," said Nate Beier, who admitted he was "bummed out" when he heard the news over the winter.
"Those guys were the keys to the team every year since I came over here," said Nate Beier, who came to Regal in 2011 after playing at St. Martin.
Besides hitting, Chris Beier and Rademacher threw a huge chunk of innings each season on the mound. Who's replacing them?
"We're still working on that," Nate Beier said. "You don't replace hitters like that."
They did fine Sunday.

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Regal second baseman Josh Beier reaches down to field a grounder during a County Line League game against New London-Spicer on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at Regal.
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The Eagles scored twice in the first on a Twins' error and a miscue in the outfield, getting a single by Josh Beier, a walk by Nathan Meyer and a sacrifice fly from Blake Karsch to account for the runs.
New London-Spicer, playing its first game of the season, pushed over runs in the third and fourth innings to tie it up.
In the third, leadoff hitter Jett Salonek singled, went to second on a wild pitch and to third on a fielder's choice before scoring on a sacrifice fly by Adam Schrader, the Twins' No. 3 hitter.

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New London-Spicer's Scott Rambow watches a ball fly to the outfield during a County Line League game against Regal on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at Regal.
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In the fourth, Derek Dolezal, back from Bemidji State, doubled and went to third on a fielder's choice. He scored on Ben Kulset's RBI single to right.
Regal pushed ahead the eventual game-winning run in he sixth. With one out, Derek Dengerud walked and went to second on a wild pitch. He scored on a solid RBI single to right-center by Nate Beier.

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Regal's Derek Dengerud rounds second after hitting a double during a County Line League game against New London-Spicer on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at Regal
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"Fastball down the middle," Nate Beier explained of his hit on a 1-0 count.
While there are plenty of question marks about the Eagles' season, there also is some young talent. Brandon Carlson, Chris Schneider, Grant Paffrath and Luke Knudsen are all high school-aged players making their debut on the Eagles' roster after playing youth baseball in Regal.
"They've all got good potential," Nate Beier said. "They're all sophomores."
There's also some promise in the visitors' dugout. Except for a messy first innings, the Twins agreed that they played well.
"We'd like to come away with a win," admitted player/co-manager Scott Rambow. "It was our first game, so it wasn't too bad."

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New London-Spicer's Ben Kulset, left, tags out Regal's Nathan Meyer at third base during a County Line League game on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at Regal.
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New London-Spicer got strong performances from starting pitcher Hunter Magnuson and reliever Kulset, who each threw four innings. Magnuson just wrapped up his freshman season at Valley City State, where he did some pitching. Salonek also plays for the Vikings.
And, Kulset is a long-time Twin who has pitched a lot of innings in the past, though not so many the last couple of years, Rambow said.

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Regal shortstop Jordan Beier makes a throw to first base for an out during a County Line League game against New London-Spicer on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at Regal.
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"We're searching for some guys (on the mound," Rambow said.
The Twins play the Norway Lake-Sunburg Lakers at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Spicer, then are host to the Paynesville Pirates at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
Regal plays the Starbuck Stars at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Glenwood.

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NLS shortstop Adam Schrader goes down to field a ground ball during a County Line League game against Regal on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at Regal.
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Regal 3, NLS 2

NLS    000   000   000-2   5   1
Regal      200   000   000-3   5   1
Hitting - NLS: Jett Salonek 1-4 r hbp, Jake Rambow 1-5, Adam Schrader 0-2 RBI sf hbp, Scott Rambow 0-2 BB-2, Mike Danielson 0-3 hbp, Derek Doelzal 2-4 r 2b, Ben Kulset 1-3 rbi sac … Regal: Jordan Beier 1-4 2b, Jordan Wosmek 0-3 r bb sb, Josh Beier 1-4 r rbi, Nathan Meyer 0-3 bb, Blake Karsch 0-3 rbi sf, Derek Dengerud 1-3 r 2b bb, Nathan Beier 2-2 rbi bb-2, Tyler Kemen 0-1 hbp
Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - NLS: Hunter Magnuson 4-2-2-0-3-4, Kulset (L) 4-3-1-1-2-5 … Regal: Brandon Wedel (W) 6-4-2-2-2-4, Jordan Wosmek (Sv) 3-1-0-0-1-4

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