UPDATED 5/6: Game on for Townball ’12. ‘Cats Dropped in Opener. Jays sogged out…

The MBA Class C Prior Lake Mudcats start their 22nd season (1991) on Sunday April 29th travelling to New Market for DRS League opening game action Sunday 4/29 2:00PM against the Muskies.  The Mudcats will again be Managed by Greg Faue who led the team to a 22-16 overall record advancing to the final 16 in MBA Class C and their 1st State Tournament berth in team history in 2011.  They lost in 14 innings to Class C Runner Up Waconia. This seasons playoff format is TBD but there will be 4 teams advancing from the DRS to state tourney 2012 action at St Cloud Putz/Faber.  UPDATE: The Mudcats were unable to push across runners getting clipped 3-0 to New Market.  Starter Ryan White took the loss and Jake Schmidt also made an appearance for the Mudcats who return to the diamond Sunday 5/6 travelling to St Patrick Bonin Field for 2PM DRS action with the Irish.  (UPDATE 5/6: RAIN-To reschedule @ St Patrick game)

The MBA Class B Prior Lake Jays start their 26th season (1987) Friday May 4th travelling to Belle Plaine for 730PM start in the River Valley League and open at home Sunday May 6th hosting Jordan at 2:00PM.  The Jays finished 2011 at 22-17 overall losing in the Final 12 at SuperSection B playoffs and were eliminated by Austin and eventual 2011 Class B Runner Up Burnsville.  Mark Schroeder will be in his 2nd season as field manager.   The Jays return to the RVL/Section 3B Final 4 in 2012  playing a best of 5 VS Shakopee, Chaska or Victoria.  The 2 Section 3B reps advance to SuperSectionB Final 4 with 2 advancing to Class B State Final 8 for a double elimination format crowing a Champion on Labor Day 2012 in St Cloud. (5/6 UPDATE: BOTH PL Jays @ Belle Plaine AND Jays Hosting the Jordan Brewers were postponed.  Belle Plaine will NOT reschedule. Jordan  TBD-Check Back and call Hotline!)   NEXT SCHEDULED ACTION @ White Bear Lake Sat VS. Duluth and Twin Ports (Hosted by Metro Knights). 

Fans may consult www.priorlakebaseball.com or call the Integra PL Hardball Hotline at 952-226-3800 for the latest information on local baseball action. Season Passes will be available at home games and valid for Jays & Mudcats regular season home games and will also provide special offers at the full service concession.

https://priorlakebaseball.com/?p=1085 MUDCATS Report for 2011

https://priorlakebaseball.com/?p=1073 JAYS Report for 2011

PLAYERS-Call Hotline for workout times…

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UPDATED-PL Lakers dropped by Burnsville 4/20 in SSC. Tourney OFF after Laker Win…(SW Lakers).

The Prior Lake Lakers got out the the gates with a 3-0 start in the South Suburban Conference 2012 campaign but have stumbled this week dropping 7-6 at Eastview Wednesday and #2 ranked Eden Prairie in non leaguer action 8-0 being held hitless in the cold wet contest at EP.  Prior Lake gets no rest now at 3-2 overall on the season with SSC game followed by round robin action on Saturday.

The Lakers 3-1 in the SSC need a home win Friday April 20th to keep pace with defending State Champion Burnsville Blaze 4-0 SSC 2012 in the Conference standings.  1st pitch is at 4:15PM 4/20 and fans who may not attend can check the live stream broadcast by the “Voiceman” Rich Carlson who will be in the booth for the host Lakers.  Go to Ustream.TV and enter “Prior Lake Lakers” to dial up the SCC hardball action.

UPDATE– The Lakers were taken down by the hot swinging Blaze who came out quick posting 3 runs inthe 1st and 2nd innings enroute to a 7-0 blanking of the host Lakers.  The Lakers drop to 3-3 overall and 3-2 in SSC (4th) while the Blaze keep pace with Eastview in 1st place at 5-0. The Lakers return to SSC action at “the Vet” Monday 4/23 hosting Bloomington Kennedy at 415PM.  Tune in to Dick the “Voiceman” Carlson on ustream.TV if you cannot attend in person.

PL hosts its Invitation Round Robin Saturday 4/21 with the “Laker Battle” vs Minneapolis Southwest at 11AM, Southwest facing St Louis Park at 130PM and Prior Lake taking on St Louis Park at 3PM to conclude action.

SAT 4/21 sCHEDULE (games 2 & 3 cancelled due to deteriorating field condition):

1100AM Prior Lake VS Minneapolis Southwest (Mpls SW 6-5 PL)

130PM  Minneapolis Southwest Lakers VS. St Louis Park Orioles RAIN

300PM Prior Lake VS St Louis Park RAIN

FANS Cold. 🙂  Thanks Texas Joe buyers!

The full service PLABA concession will be open ALL YEAR with all your ballpark favorites and no admission charged for regular season Laker baseball action at the Vet. SUPPORT YOUR LAKER 9 IN 2012!

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The Follow List….Local ballers weblinks.

FOLLOW LIST-Notable Players with Prior Lake Ties:

Gary Mariscal Former PL Laker, current PL Mudcat. Outfield, Augsburg

Jeff Butler Former PL Laker, PL Jay, Outfield, Augsburg. (injured)

Cole Bjorge Former PL Laker, Outfield, Bemidji

TJ Larson Former PL Laker, current PL Jay,  Pitcher Mankato

Ryan Mestnik Former PL Laker, current PL Jay, Pitcher/Infielder Augsburg. (MIAC Pitcher of the week 4/2)

Christopher Kelly Former PL Laker, current PL Jay. Pitcher/Infielder, Gustavus Adolphus

Luke Anderson Former PL Laker, former PL Jay. Pitcher North Dakota State (Summit League Pitcher of the Week 2/20)

Nick Johnson Former PL Mudcat, current OF Bethune Cookman

Joe Loftus Former PL Jay, current Arizona Diamondbacks Minor League

Bret Mitchell Former PL Mudcat, current New York Mets Minor League

Richard White Former PL Laker, PL Mudcat & Jay. Strength & Conditioning Burlington Royals affiliate.

Prior Lake Lakers Official Home to PL Lakers and Laker Legion baseball Clubs.

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Spring Has Sprung, Updates on Upcoming 2012 Season!

Greetings baseball fans! Below hotstove and updates for Prior Lake Baseball upcoming seasons.  Please continue to check back for additional updates and articles of interest as well follow the Prior Lake American for news on your favorite local 9’s.  You can also follow the Jays and Mudcats at their Facebook pages and the Integra PL Hardball Hotline has the latest at 952-226-3800!

PL Baseball Hot Stove Set for April 14

The Prior Lake Mudcats, Jays and over 35 Mariners host the annual Hardball Hotstove Blast 2012 at the Basement Bar & Grill on Saturday April 14, 2012 from 5-8PM.  There will be music, prizes and fun in store for fans in support of local baseball at the Summer teams annual kickoff to the season.  Tickets are $5 in advance available from team players now or $8 at the door with purchasers eligible for cash prizes and a grand prize of a hot-air balloon ride which supporters need not be present to win.  The band Playback will cap the evening at the conclusion of the Blast.  For the latest information on the PLABA and its teams fans are encouraged to call the Integra PL Hardball Hotline at 952-226-3800 or check out your favorite 9 on line at www.priorlakebaseball.com.

New Scoreboard at Veterans Field for 2012 Season.

The PLABA, in conjunction with ISD 719 Laker Athletic Booster Club/Laker Baseball and the City of Prior Lake will be installing a replacement scoreboard this Spring early in the PL Lakers 2012 season.  The new board will have the same function as the current board but move to a friendlier location for fans in right center field to provide better views in the first base dugout and fan patio.  The new Daktronics BA-2026 will feature LED lighting for better long term visibility and feature an arched “Welcome to Prior Lake” arched over the main scoreboard body and be classic “baseball green” with yellow trim to match the outfield fencing/fencecap.  The entities will attempt to sell the existing  Daktronics scoreboard. Teams or associations are welcome to express interest in the existing unit by emailing info@priorlakebaseball.com

So long old friend, For Sale to a good home...

PL Jays Golf Tourney Fundraiser May 5.

The Prior Lake Jays will be hosting their 2nd Annual PL Jays Invitational Golf Tournament at Creeks Bend Golf Course on Saturday May 5 with Noon shotgun start.  All are invited to support Jays baseball.  The $80 fee includes round of golf, cart and complimentary post golf social event from 5-7PM and eligibility for special prize drawings.  There will also be a live auction starting at 5PM.  Special Thanks to Metro Athletic Supply for their support.  For additional information, registration or questions, please call Golfmeister Corey Goblirsch at 612-616-0605 or email corey@metroathletic.com or info@priorlakebaseball.com Jays 2012 Golf Flyer (Click to open Flyer)


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