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Jays Can't Tame Tigers

With light rain falling and wind gusts in excess of 55 MPH, it didn't seem to be the most favorable conditions for the Prior Lake Jays 2007 home opener.  By noontime, the rain had subsided and the winds were starting to loosen their grip.

The Jays and Belle Plaine Tigers played 6 innings of scoreless baseball with Jays pitcher Chris Swiatkiewicz giving up one hit.  The Tigers broke loose in the seventh scoring one run, and again scoring two more runs in the eighth.

The Jays first hit came in the third inning when catcher Sam Hoppe drilled a liner into centerfield.  The Jays wouldn't score their first run until the eighth when Scott Geisler drove in Dusty Olynyk who had reached on a walk.  They would try again in the ninth when Olynyk would score pinch-runner Adam Cress on a single.  It seemed that a tie was imminent with two outs and runners in scoring position, however, a hard ground ball by Kyle Oldenkamp was sniped by Tiger third baseman Jeff Miller who was able to tag out an advancing Olynyk.

With only 2 runs, the Jays still managed to book 12 hits in the matchup.

[Full Game Boxscore & Recap]

Dakota-Rice-Scott League Standings

Elko Express401.000-
Montgomery Mallards41.8000.5
New Market Muskies201.0001
Prior Lake Mudcats32.6001.5
St. Benedict Saints21.6671.5
St. Patrick Irish11.5002
Union Hill Bulldogs11.5002
New Prague Orioles12.3332.5
Faribault Lakers01.0002.5
Lonsdale Aces13.2503
Shakopee Coyotes13.2503
Webster Sox13.2503
Veseli Warriors03.0003.5

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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