'Cats Best Warriors in Divisional Clash

The Prior Lake Mudcats (2-1 DRS, 2-2 Overall) traveled to Veseli Ballpark on Sunday 5/8/05 for a DRS White Division battle with the Warriors on the KCHK DRS Game of the Week.  The Warriors sent veteran Dan Novak to the hill who had an effective mix to join a stiff breeze from RF and kept the 'Cats working to get runners to base.  The 'Cats plated their lone run on a double steal with runners on 1st and 3rd with firstbaseman Dusty Olynyk on 3B and Mudcat starting pitcher BJ Benz at 1B.   Benz was out at second on the steal but Olynyk scored easily for what would stand as the game winner. Novak went the distance for Veseli, Benz threw 7 solid innings scattering 4 hits and stranding 3 Veseli runners at 3B for his 1st win of 2005 on the hill.  Ryan White closed the door for the 'Cats yielding 1 base runner while posting 6 outs in a scoreless 8th and 9th innings for the Save.  The victory extends the 'Cats to 2-1 in the DRS League in 2nd place behind the Union Hill Bulldogs, now ½ game up with a record of 2-0 (Idle 5/8), 1 game in front of New Prague Orioles (1-2) and Veseli Warriors trail with a 0-3 start thus far.

UP NEXT:
The Mudcats hit the road this week with non-league exhibition action in Cannon Falls Wednesday 5/11 at 7:30 PM vs. the Class C Bears and Saturday 5/14 for 5:00 PM Action at Austins Marcussen Park vs. the Class B Austin A's.  The PL Jays will follow the Cats/A's game with 730 Saturday night action vs. the Austin Greyhounds.  The Mudcats return to DRS action Sunday 5/15 with 2:00 PM action at St Benedict vs. the Saints and will next be back at the Vet Sunday 5/22 2:00 PM hosting the New Prague Orioles in DRS White Divisional action. For the latest scores and schedules on the web: www.priorlakebaseball.com or call 952-985-3800, the PL Hardball Hotline.