'Cats Show Fight, Bit By Bears in Cannon

The PL Mudcats (2-3, 2-1 DRS) traveled to John Burch Park along the Cannon River 5/12 for non league exhibition Class C action with the Cannon Falls Bears of the Classic Cannon Valley League.  The Bears have been a familiar non league and playoff opponent but the 'Cats came up short to the Bears 7-4.  The PL locals stranded runners in scoring position in the 1st 3 frames and were down 6-1 after 7 complete but were able to post 3 runs in the 8th and left the bases loaded on a call strike call questioned by Mudcat management.  Manager Greg Faue got the gate while the 'Cats narrowed the score to 6-4.  The host Bears posted another run off reliever Ryan White to make the score 7-4 and with the PL 9 unable to bring another comeback attempt that's where it ended.  Starting pitcher Andy Hanson, in his 1st game since returning from Evangel University Crusader baseball, had a fine 7 inning appearance yielding 2 earned runs while scattering 11 hits and 2 walks while striking out 6 Cannon Falls hitters.  He faced 36 batters.  Leading the 'Cats hitting were SS Casey Johnson who was 1 for 3 with on a double and a run scored to go with 2 walks and a RBI.  Hanson chipped in at the dish with 1 for 4 with a walk, RBI and run scored while 1B Ryan White was 2 for 4 with a sharply ripped double.  Adam Rezac, in his first Mudcat action drew a walk and scored while playing error free 2B and relieved at catcher for the last inning on Faues ejection. 

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Prior Lake Mudcats        000 001 030      4  5  4
Cannon Falls Bears        101 011 21X    7 13 2

SP/LP: Hanson (0-1) App: White
1B: White, Chapman, Hanson 2B: White, C Johnson 3B, HR: None
RBI: Bohnsack, Hanson, C.Johnson, Ja.Schmidt
RS: Chapman, Haferman, Hanson, A.Rezac

Gametime: 2 Hours 20 Minutes  Attendance: 18

NEXT UP:    
@ Austin Marcussen Park VS. Austin A's           Saturday 5/14 5:00PM
@ St Benedict VS. St Benedict Saints (DRS)      Sunday 5/15 2:00PM