'Cats Split in Opening Weekend Action; 2007 Jays Season Set to Begin

By PLB Admin

Mudcats Split Opener weekend on the road thumping Cleveland 15-4 (6 innings) Sat 4/28 in non league action. BJ Benz picked up the pitching win in relief of starter Bryan Bohnsack. The 'Cats dropped their DRS Home Opener Sun 4/29 to New Market Muskies 12-5. The Prior Lake Mudcats return to DRS League action at Veseli 2PM Sun 5/6 before a homestand of games including Thur 5/10 Mpls Blue Sox, Sat 5/12 St Louis Park 330PM (Doubleheader with PL Jays playing at 630PM) and Sun 5/13 6PM vs Division foe Elko Express.

The Prior Lake Jays commence the 2007 Season on Sun 5/6 when they host the Belle Plaine Tigers in Carver Central League action starting at 2PM. The Jays did not advance from Pool play in Section 3B in 2006. Longtime Jays Assistant Coach Justin Braun will manage the Jays taking over for Darwin Busselman. The Jays have a 31 game schedule including 15 Section 3B seeding games. It will be a “Team Colors Day” where fans attnding in red white & black will receive a complimentary popcorn and other drawings and prizes will also be part of the festivities. The Jays return to action Sat Sat 5/12 630PM for game 2 of “PL Doubleheader” vs St Louis Park and travel to Brownton Sun 5/13 for 2PM CCL action with the Bruins.

PLABA Baseball Day is Sat June 30 when the Mudcats square against the PL Jays. Also highlighted for the 2007 season is doubleheader action on Sat May 12 (St Louis Park) and Sat June 23 (Stewartville) when our local nines have back to back games at Veterans Field in non league action. A new feature of the townball season in 2007 of note will the first All Star Game between the DRS and CCL on Friday June 13 at Shakopee potentially pitting local players against each other in the All Star format. Fans attending opening games for the Mudcats & Jays will be eligible for prize drawings, free popcorn for fans in team colors and all fans will receive coupons valid for admission to future games. Season passes will be on sale at the gate or from players for $15.

For additional information 952-226-3800 Integra PL Hardball Hotline or www.priorlakebaseball.com or www.minnesotabaseball.org.