LakerLegion Done in Sub Districts, ‘Cats Go Deep Into Region 3C With State Bid On The Line, Jays Playoffs With Vic.

PL Legion Dropped

The PL Laker Legion “Wizards” completed their season in Sub District 6 Playoffs dropping to Lakeville North in the losers bracket of the double elimination tournament.  Lakeville North advanced through East Ridge to take the title and advance.  Congratulations & THANKS to Coach Josh Threlkeld & Assistant Junior Wilfahrt on a great Summer.  Follow the State Legion Playoffs below.

SubDistrict 6 Bracket

MN State American Legion Tourney Page 


Jack Schmidt (file photo)

Mudcats Advance Sweeping New Prague, Get Clipped by Faribault.

The PL Mudcats won 7-3 and 14-5 to advance to the 2014 Region 3C Final 6.  Ben Morrison won the deciding game on the hill while Jake Schmidt was the winning pitcher in Game 1 of the best of 3.  The ‘Cats opponent, Faribault, won its series over Lonsdale by identical 5-1 scores in 2 games.  The ‘Cats took a 3-0 lead deep into the game but were unable to hold on losing 4-3 at Faribault Bell Field.  The Lakers went on to topple top seeded New Market. The Mudcats now face the St Benedict Saints for the final slot in MBA Class C Tournament. WINNER GOES ON, LOSER GOES HOME. Veterans Field of Memorial Park in PL with a 1st pitch game time of 8PM is the place to be.  The ‘Cats were swept in the regular season 6-2 6/27 & 7-3 on 5/4.

In the Region 3C Final 6 Tournament, 4 teams will advance to the 2014 Class B & C State Tournament hosted by Jordan, Belle Plaine & LeSeuer.

Complete Game 2 recap and Region 3C Schedule

MBA Region 3C Page

REGION 3C Bracket

THE GAME AT FARIBAULT was streamed LIVE by Voiceman Dick Carlson: 


Presented by the PL Mudcats.  Special THANKS to: Village Liquor, Balloon Ascensions Unlimited and Dohertys Tavern.


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Jays 2-4 in recent Section 3B Action, Playoff Starts 8/8

The PL Jays ran to the wire for a tight Section 3B race.  The Jays dropped then #1 ranked Victoria 4-3 and Chaska 5-0 at home before losing at Shakopee 13-7 and at Chaska Vets Park 3-2 after leading 2-1 into the bottom of the last.  The Jays remaining regular season will determine it’s slot for the best of 5 playoffs of Section 3B with games at Victoria Friday 730PM (lost 14-1 in 7) and HOSTING Shakopee Sunday 600PM (lost 6-0).  The Jays finished as #4 seed and will square with #1 Victoria in a best of 5 Series starting 8/8.  The Vics swept the Jays in 3 games last season and won the regular season 3 game series 2-1.

River Valley League (standings/League Results)

Section 3B Baseball 2014-Poster (Complete 2014 Section 3B Playoff Schedule)

1968 PL JAYS-State Tournament Team


The Jays will be inviting team Alumni & fans from all eras to their Sunday 8/3 Regular Season finale which will also recognize the 2009 PL Jays Class B Runner Up team.  Former players are requested to RSVP to for passes and concession vouchers for the game.  There will also be concession specials & prize drawings to celebrate the 2014 season for fans as well proceeds from the day will support the Wounded Warrior Project as well Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Minnesota.  The game will feature the 2014 PL Jays HOSTING the Shakopee Indians in River Valley League/Section 3B play at 600PM.  It will follow a 3PM PL Mariner V Shakopee Chief game (35ers).

Alumni players or Board Members should email for passes/vouchers.


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Mudcats advance in Region 3C Play Thursday in Faribault 8 PM


Mudcats win 14-5 over New Prague to advance to the second round of Region 3C.  (Link Below)

The Mudcats opened the scoring with an infield single from Levi Schneider. Cole Bjorge single to be first and second. Jake Lehrer rifled one off of the Left Field corner for a long single scoring Schneider. Ben Morrison flew out. Ryan Rose was hit by a pitch loading the bases. Casey Johnson singled in two runs for a 3-0 first inning lead. New Prague scratched a run across on an error in the bottom of the first. In the top of the second, Jon Houston singled with one out, Schneider was hit with a pitch, Bjorge singled in Houston. Lehrer dropped a three run bomb and the Cats led 7-1 after two. In the third, Tony Adderley walked, chasing starting pitcher Chase Buthe. Noah Rezac singled. Houston tripled to left center for a 9-1 lead after three. Starting pitcher Ben Morrison went the distance, allowing 5 runs, he struck out 6. New Prague scored runs in the 4th, two in the 7th, and 1 in the 9th. Prior Lake added one in the 8thon a Jake Lehrer groundout. In the ninth, the Mudcats scored 4 runs after two were out. Kyle Schmidt had an infield single, Rezac singled. Tony Loehr had a two run double, Schneider was hit by another pitch. Cole Bjorge capped it with a two run double, his 5th hit of the day.

Bjorge 5-6 2b 2r 3rbi

Jake Lehrer 2-6 hr 2r 5rbi

Schneider 1-4 4r 2hbp

Houston 3-5 3b 1r 2rbi

Rezac 2-5 2r

Prior Lake     342 000 014   14 17 2                            WP-Morrison

New Prague 100 100 201   5 15 1                                LP- Buthe

Round 2

The 6 winners from Round 1 will enter a 6-team double elimination bracket, with the top 4 finishers qualifying for the State Tournament.  

Please click the following link for full Round 2 details:  Region 3C Round 2

Thursday, July 31st:

Game 1: (#5) Prior Lake at (#4) Faribault, 8 pm

Friday, August 1st:

Game 2: (#6) Union Hill/Montgomery at (#3) St. Benedict @ TBD, 8 pm

Sunday, August 3rd:

Game 3: Winner Game 1 at (#1) New Market, 12 pm (Winner to State)

Game 4: Winner Game 2 at (#2) St. Patrick, 3 pm (Winner to State)

Tuesday, August 5th:

Game 5: Loser Game 2 vs. Loser Game 3, at *High Seed, 8 pm (Winner to State)

Wednesday, August 6th:

Game 6: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 4, at *High Seed, 8 pm (Winner to State)

*Unless lower seed has not yet had a home game

Thursday, August 7th:

Game 7: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 8 pm

Friday, August 8th:

Game 8: Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6, 8 pm. (Loser is #4 State Seed)

Saturday, August 9th:

Game 9: Loser Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8, 2 pm. (Loser is #3 State Seed)

Sunday, August 10th:

Game 10: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 9, 12 pm. (Loser is #2 State Seed, unless 1st loss, if so, Game 11 will be played)

Game 11: IF NEC Winner Game 10 vs. Loser Game 10 (Loser is #2 State Seed, Winner is #1 State Seed)

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PL Legion & Mudcats Playoff Updates, Jays Finding Stride Down the Stretch.



PL LakerLegion “Wizards” slotted in Sub district 6 playoffs while PL Mudcats hold upper division winning 5 of last 6 in DRS.  The Jays are still in regular season to seed for playoffs.





Prior Lake American Legion Baseball Playoffs:

VS Northfield @ St Olaf College 2PM Wed WIN 9-0!

Thursday 7PM @ Dundas VS Eastview WIN 11-3!

Friday  600PM @ Dundas VS Eastridge



RESOURCES (Click to access) : Twitter, LakerLegion Blogspot, Sub District 6 Bracket



MBA Class C Final 16 at Brownton, Glencoe and Hutchinson

The Prior Lake Mudcats rip 5 wins in final 6 DRS games to lock home field in best 2 of 3 series VS New Prague Orioles in DRS/Region 3C Playoffs.  They are trying to advance to their 3rd MBA State Tournament in team history after advancing following the 2011 & 2012 seasons missing last year. In the 2014 regular season the Mudcats won 11-2 Memorial Day 5/26 in NP, lost 3-0 in PL 6/10.

THURSDAY 7/24 at PL Veterans Field of Memorial Park 730PM WIN 7-3. PL Mudcats 1-0 in best of 3 series.

**Game on KCHK 95.5FM or

SUNDAY 7/27 at New Prague Memorial Park 200PM

TUESDAY 7/29 at PL Veterans Field of Memorial Park 730PM (if needed)


The Integra PL Hardball Hotline 952-226-3800 will also have the latest information on playoffs…Get on your red, white & blue and Go Deep with your fish in 2014!

RESOURCES: Prior Lake American Scoreboard, DRS/Region 3C Playoff Website, Mudcats Twitter, Mudcats Facebook.


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The PL Jays have had some close games of late losing at Dundas 2-1 (10 innings) and losing to the Minneapolis Lakers 2-1 in PL on Friday 7/18.  The “new look” Jays who supplemented a depleted roster with a record 11 signings in 2014 are starting to find answers in one of the most challenging MBA Class B Sections.  Section 3B feature 3 in top 6 of the State Class B poll  and features recent Runner Up Shakopee 2013, Champion Victoria 2012 and Shakopee won 2009 & 2010 Championships.

The Jays 0-3 Section start was not unexpected given the influx of new players and the Sunday 7/20 4-3 WIN over previous State poll #1 team Victoria gives local fans optimism as the stretch run in Section 3B seeding games (9 total).  Trailing 3-1, the Jays mounted a comeback in the bottom of the 9th inning capped by a lasered gap single scoring 2 with 2 outs and bases loaded by Scott Geisler.  Chris Kelly got the win in relief pitching a scoreless 9th with 1 K and 1 hit.  TJ Larson, fresh off a professional 2 game stint with the Windy Cindy Thunderbolts, struck out 13 Vics (26 K in last 13 innings).  The Jays now sit split with Victoria at 1-1 while 0-1 to both Shakopee and Chaska in seeding for the best of 5 game series playoffs.

NOTE: Due to recent flooding, Chaska Athletic Park is CLOSED for 2014. Chaska home games will be played at Veterans Park Field 800 Victoria Drive, Chaska, MN.  Concessions are available.

NEXT GAME: HOST Chaska Cubs in Prior Lake 730PM Friday 7/25

RESOURCES: PL Jays Twitter, Jays Facebook Page, RVL League (Standings & game recaps)




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