IN WITH THE NEW. BRIGHTER NIGHTS FOR PRIOR LAKE BASEBALL AT VETERANS FIELD.
Honeywell Energy Services Group and Musco Sports-Lighting combined their services in providing the lighting upgrade for Memorial Baseball Field in Prior Lake. The existing baseball field lighting was outdated and in need of significant repairs. The Musco Light-Structure Green system was chosen to replace the existing lighting. The new lighting was designed to provide a more uniform light on the field and would substantially reduce unwanted glare light. Due to the limited budget, the light levels on the field were designed to be similar to the existing lighting which were under the current recommended levels for Town Ball and Legion levels of play. However, Honeywell and Musco Sports Lighting worked together to find a way to increase the light levels from 30 to 50 footcandles in the infield and from 20 to 30 footcandles in the outfield. The City of Prior Lake will now have a “first-class” lighting on Memorial Baseball Field.
The original lighting was financed by PL VFW Post 6208 in 1987. The existing poles were used for the lighting upgrade which will continue to serve Prior Lake teams for many years to come.
LAKERS TO OPEN 2015 HIGH SCHOOL SEASON APRIL 6
The PL Lakers have taken advantage of the “early Spring” to prepare for the 2015 Season. 20+ bags of leaves were collected helping tune the Vet for 2015. The Laker JV will “open the Vet” for ’15 hosting the Farmington Tigers Monday April 6 while Varsity commences the season at Farmington with a home opener slated for Wed April 8 hosting Lakeville North in SSC Action at 415PM. PL returns 2 starting players to the lineup but appear poised for a quick reload to contend in the competitive South Suburban Conference. There is no admission charged for Laker regular season games and the “Vet Cafe” will be open with its full service of tasty treats to satisfy fans desire for ballpark fare while supporting the local 9.
UPDATE: Lakers pound Farmington 11-0 and open at home Wed 4/8.
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LOCAL COLLEGE BALLERS TAKE TO THE DIAMOND FOR 2015 SEASON
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Johnny Houston– (PL Lakers ’14, PL Mudcats) University of Minnesota Duluth
Kyle Schmidt – (PL Lakers ’14, PL Mudcats) University of Minnesota Duluth
Ryan Mestnik – (PL Lakers ’11, PL Jays) Augsburg University
Jonesy Buescher – (PL Lakers ’13, PL Jays) Augsburg University
Christopher Kelly – (PL Lakers ’11, PL Jays) Gustavus
Chris Sticha-(PL Lakers ’12, Bethel, PL Jays) University of Minnesota Club baseball
Alex George – (PL Jays ’14) Upper Iowa
Taylor Branstad – (PL Jays ’14) Minnesota State Mankato
Austin Truso – (PL Lakers ’14, PL Jays) Minnesota State Mankato
Dominic Reed – (PL Lakers ’12, DMACC, PL Jays) University of St Thomas
Tyler Edwards – (PL Lakers ’14, PL Jays) Southeast Nebraska Communty College
Zac Repinski – (PL Lakers ’14, PL Jays) Des Moines Area Community College
David Beer – (PL Lakers ’14) University of Northwestern (St Paul)
– PL Laker ’15 Senior catcher Tommy Keating will be attending Southeastern Iowa to continue his baseball at the collegiate level. Laker ’15 Senior P/OF Nick Vaage will continue as a member of the University of Memphis.
-Congratulations to UMD Bulldog Freshman Johnny Houston on bagging his 1st collegiate win vs Upper Iowa 3/31
-Former PL Laker Lions All Star and Jays Catcher Ensign Jake Pieper slated to tie the knot 8/20/16 to Amanda Anderson and is in flight training with the US Navy flying the T45 in Kingsville, Texas and scheduled to be “winged” in November 2015 following advanced training.
-Former PL Jays P/IF RVL All Star Kyle Zweber & wife Jessica are expecting their 1st child in June. GOOD LUCK!
-Former PL Mudcat and current PL Lakers JV Coach Tom Borrell was recently engaged to Sarah Jacobson.
-Former 2010 Prior Lake graduate and former Mudcats Gary Mariscal is assisting at Augsburg following a standout career with the Auggies.
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TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW FOR HOTSTOVE BLAST 2015!
The 2015 Hardball Hotstove Beer Blast will take place at The Pointe Grill & Bar on Saturday April 18 5-8PM. Donation $10 in advance/at the door will also enter fans into a drawing for a Hot-Air balloon ride & 2 cash drawings (need not be present). Ticket cost includes all you can drink tap beer and there will be prize drawings, giveaways and music during the blast and The Shaw Brothers Band will appear following the blast. Join the PL Mudcats, PL Jays, PL Pacers and PL Mariners in support of their upcoming seasons in the annual preseason kickoff to the baseball season!
PL JAYS GOLF INVITATIONAL TO SWARM CREEKS BEND 5/16
Where: Creeks Bend Golf Course- 26826 Langford Avenue New Prague, MN 56071
When: May 16, 2015. 12:00pm (Noon) Shotgun start
Price: $80 Includes: 18 holes of golf, cart, and beer at the social event following the tournament.
*Skins games, longest drive, longest putt competitions will be going on the day of the tournament.
Schedule: Registration & Check in: 11am-12pm
Shotgun Start: 12:00pm (Noon) Golf Tournament: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
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