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'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. 

                                    123 456 789      R H  E  
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

Dakota-Rice-Scott League Standings

St. Patrick Irish92.818-
New Market Muskies701.000-
Elko Express72.7781
Montgomery Mallards96.6002
New Prague Orioles74.6362
Union Hill Bulldogs76.5383
St. Benedict Saints66.5003.5
Faribault Lakers55.5003.5
Webster Sox67.4624
Lonsdale Aces58.3855
Prior Lake Mudcats59.3575.5
Veseli Warriors29.1827
Shakopee Coyotes112.0779

River Valley League East Standings

Chaska Cubs201.000-
Chanhassen Red Birds21.6670.5
Victoria Vics33.5001
Eagan Bandits22.5001
Shakopee Indians34.4291.5
Burnsville Bobcats23.4001.5
Prior Lake Jays23.4001.5
Excelsior Islanders02.0002

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