DOWN THE STRETCH….PL Hardball Playoff Updates.

Laker Legion returns from 3-2 trip to Rapid City, SD to pound Faribault in District 3 American Legion baseball play-in game byt a score of 15-7 at Veterans Field in PL on Monday 7/19.  Coach Bill Reed will lead the LakerLegion vs #1 Seed Lakeville North at 7PM in Chaska at the highly regarded District 3 American Legion double elimination playoffs with 3 of 16 teams advancing to the State Tournament in Hibbing.   Follow the playoffs HERE.

PL LakerLegion Update: Defeated 10-0 @ Chaska by Lakeville North, PL faces 4 elimination games to advance to the State American Legion Tournament starting with Eagan Thurs 7/22 400PM @ Chaska and with win would face the loser of W.St Paul/Forest Lake at Burnsvilles Alimagnet Park Fri 7/23 130PM.  LAKER LEGION ELIMINATED 6-1 by EAGAN.

The PL Mudcats playoff is still in the balance with 2 DRS games remaining but in the 3rd slot behind Montgomery and Lonsdale who are fighting for #1 in the Blue Division with the ‘Cats travelling to Montgomery 7/21 for a 730PM tilt at the big empty, Montgomery Memorial Park. **Former Mudcat Bret Mitchell has had a strong start in the Mets Minor League system.

MUDCATS UPDATE: Mudcat loss at Montgomery sets DRS Divisional playoffs in best of 3 VS Lonsdale:

Wed 7/28 730PM ‘Cats @ Lonsdale Trenda Memorial Park, Fri 7/30 730PM @ PL Veterans Field of Memorial Park, Sun 8/1 200PM (if necessary) @ Lonsdale Trenda Memorial Park. Region 3C begins Wed 8/4 VS DRS Red and CCVL reps.

The PL Jays rebounded from 2 last inning losses to Jordan to take game 3 in the Section series 7-3 at Jordan Sunday have their remaining series with Shakopee (PL Thur 7/22 730PM *Lost 9-0, Shakopee Tahpah 7/23 730PM) to determine their playoff position playing a 2 of 3 series to advance to the Section 3B Final 4.  They would need some help but unlikely to have tiebrakes needed for a top 2 position this season.  Sunday July 25 6PM PL Jays VS Shakopee will be Caseys Corn Feast and Jays Alumni Day.  It is also game 3 in their regular season series and a rematch of the 2009 MBA State Class B Championship.   Fans in red shirt or offical Jays shirt will be admitted for $1.   Fresh sweet Casey Corn will be the special of the day at the Vet Café.  Former Jays should call GM Tex Chapman 952-447-5677 or  email info@priorlakebaseball.com to get listed for free admission.  There will also be prize drawings for fans to celebrate the 2010 Season.