‘Cats Hot, Jays Idle as Townball ’11 Underway…OTHER UPDATES!

The PL Mudcats have started with a 2-0 record in the young 2011 campaign with an influx of players, full roster and the return of veteran player Levi Schneider and Noah Rezac from work assignments last season.  In the blustery opener at Veseli May 1 Jake Schmidt earned the 5-4 win in relief on the hill with starter Ryan White and appearances by Sean Greywitt and Ben Morrison who bagged the save. Schneider, who played catcher, had 3 hits and 4 RBI including a 3 run homer in the Mudcat 2nd inning.  Morrison was 4-4 with a double and an RBI on the day from the plate.  The ‘Cats bounce back for non league action with the MBA Class A Minneapolis Blue Sox on 5/3 winning in 8 innings with Mike Borgert-Poepping getting the win and Zach Lovera the save in relief with cat like pouncing on balls hit up the middle.  Outfielder Noah Rezac tallied 3 rips at the plate and Justin Schiep bagged 4 RBI and scored in the team effort.  The ‘Cats return to action at the Vet in PL Sunday 5/8 hosting New Market at 2PM and Tuesday 5/10 hosting the Webster Soxes 730PM in DRS LEague Action. **Tues game MOVED from Wed for PL Lakers…

There will be a Benefit for long time PL Mudcat Ben Schmidts daughter Annikah at the PL VFW 6208 on Main Street on Saturday 5/7 from 3-10PM.  There will be a pig roast 3-6PM, Silent Auction, Drawings, Bake Sale and MORE!  Tickets are $20 and include dinner and complimentary taps or soft drinks. Updates on her health battle are available at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/anikahschmidt

The PL Jays were to commence the 2011 Season under new skipper Mark Schroeder on Sunday May 1 hosting River Valley League foe Belle Plaine but the 10th ranked Class C Tigers were 1) attending May Day Festivities with communist commrades 2) wrapping ribbons around a May pole or 3) lacked sufficient players to compete and the contest will be rescheduled shortly.  The Jays will open 2011 & RVL action travelling to Gaylord for 2PM action with the Islanders on Sunday 5/8 at beautiful Walsh Field on the shores of Lake Titloe in Gaylord.

PRIOR LAKE JAYS 1st Annual Golf Tournament

Where: Creeks Bend Golf Course- 26826 Langford Avenue  New Prague, MN 56071

When: May 14, 2011.  12:00pm (Noon) Shotgun start

Price: $75 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.

May 14, 2011 Schedule:

Registration & Check in:  11am-12pm

Shotgun Start: 12:00pm (Noon) Golf Tournament: 12:00pm – 5:00pm Social Event & Awards:  5:00pm – 7:00pm

Please collect groups of four for the tournament.  Email Corey Goblirsch, corey@metroathletic.com to reserve your spot with each player in your team.**For additional information also email info@priorlakebaseball.com OR call 612-616-0605

PLAYERS REPORT (Active alumni and Current Jays & ‘Cats, CLICK to check ‘em out): Joe Loftus Vanderbilt, Holy Angels, Former PL Jays. Bret Mitchell Kingsport Mets, Mankato State, Iowa Central, Lakeville, PL Mudcats, Nick Johnson Bethune Cookman, Iowa Central, Lakeville, PL Mudcats,  Luke Anderson NDSU, DCTC, Prior Lake, Former PL Jays, Tony EicherSt Thomas, Eden Prairie, PL Jays,  Mason Holmquist (Mudcats), Jeff Butler (Jays), Gary Mariscal Augsburg, Prior Lake, Kyle Cornelius UM Crookston, Prior Lake, Cole BjorgeBemidji State, Prior Lake, TJ Larson Mankato State, Prior Lake,  PL Jays.

FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION:   952-226-3800 The Integra PL Hardball Hotline.