Gabler Lifts Jays Past Gaylord

Journeyman Billy Gabler helped to power the Prior Lake Jays past the Gaylord Islanders in a 2-0 win on Tuesday night.

Gabler, having made multiple appearances already in the 2004 season started on the mound for the Jays.  The Islanders, who have been struggling to wrangle hits much like the Jays, came to this matchup with a league record of 4-5 and hoping to lift themselves to the .500 mark.

A game that was played in just over two hours at beautiful Welsh Field in Gaylord set the stage for what would be considered a photo finish and a top performance for the Jays who are 4-1 in league play.

Throwing a complete game, Gabler allowed only two hits.  The Jays mustered four hits: one each by Casey Brinkman and Aaron Johnson, and two by right-fielder Chris Rooney.  In addition, Rooney displayed his lightning speed with two stolen bases.

Gabler's ability to mix rhythm with pitch speed and pitch type proved to be a detriment to the Islanders who knocked on two hits.

The Jays are back in action on Thursday night when they will face the Victoria Vics at Veteran's Field.  First pitch is slated for 7:30 PM.

Dakota-Rice-Scott League Standings

St. Patrick Irish202.909-
Montgomery Mallards157.6825
New Market Muskies92.8185.5
Union Hill Bulldogs139.5917
New Prague Orioles128.6007
Elko Express74.6367.5
Faribault Lakers1110.5248.5
St. Benedict Saints1010.5009
Prior Lake Mudcats1012.45510
Webster Sox913.40911
Lonsdale Aces814.36412
Veseli Warriors418.18216
Shakopee Coyotes120.04818.5

River Valley League East Standings

Burnsville Bobcats00.000-
Chanhassen Red Birds00.000-
Chaska Cubs00.000-
Eagan Bandits00.000-
Excelsior Islanders00.000-
Prior Lake Jays00.000-
Shakopee Indians00.000-
Victoria Vics00.000-

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