The PL Lakers and 1st year Skipper Greg Nesbitt bounced back for 2 South Suburban Conference wins VS Eastview and Bloomington Kennedy before getting dropped by Burnsville in their final regular season SSC contest Sat 5/17 9-4.
The Lakers conclude their regular season Tuesday 5/20 hosting Osseo for Senior Night 2014 with JV on at 415PM and Varsity action slated for a 7301st pitch gametime.
Section 3AAA Playoffs commence Friday 5/23 with the Lakers opponent TBD based on seeding. Their 12-5 SSC record slots them in the top 3 with a possible 2nd place finish based on Bloomington Jeffersons final regular season contests. Lakeville North locked the 1st slot at 14-3. The Lakers are likley to secure a bye with a top 4 seeding in Section and would play at 4 or 7PM at Burnsville Alimagnet Park, site for the Section 3AAA Tournament on Memorial Day Monday 5/26. The Integra PL Hardball Hotline 952-226-3800 will have the latest on Laker playoff baseball.
UPDATE: PL tagged as #3 seed and face the winner of # 6 Simley (11-8) VS # 11 Bloomington Kennedy (7-13) who play Friday 5/23 at Simley. The Lakers VS. Simley/Kennedy will take place Monday 5/26 4PM at Burnsville Alimagnet Park, Site of the Section 3AAA Tournament. COMPLETE BRACKET UPDATED AT BELOW LINK.
The #4 ranked MSU Mankato Mavericks are heading to Cary, NC for the 2014 NCAA Division 2 World Series. Senior RHP TJ Larson has been pitched in 2 Championship games for the Mavs in his MSU Mankato career coming up short for the title and hoping to secure one in his final tour with the Mavs and having been part of the last 3 Central Region Champs for Maverick baseball after a standout PL Laker career. Former PL Laker Sophomore Mike Hadden transferred from Nebraska and is also a member of the 2014 squad as well 1st year PL LakerLegion Coach Josh Threlkeld who is a Maverick Assistant Coach and former Burnsville and UMD standout player. GOOD LUCK to the Maverick 9 in their quest for the Championship.
The PL Mudcats went on a Rice County Roadtrip winning 21-15 at Montgomery Sat 5/17 over the Mallards and downing the Lonsdale Aces Sunday 5/18 9-5. The ‘Cats will travel to Veseli on the continuation of the tour Wed 5/21 8PM at Veseli vs the Warrior before hosting Lonsdale Sunday 5/25 2PM and travelling to New Prague Monday 5/26 for 2PM Memorial Day action with the New Prague Orioles.
The PL Jays ran their 2014 record to 2-1 with a 13-1 7 inning win at Henderson propelled by an 8 run 3rd inning. Nick Anderson got the win on the hill throwing 5 hitless/scoreless innings. Leading hitters were rookie Tyler Buescher 5-5 3 runs, Dusty Olynyk 4-4 2 runs and homerun and Chris Sticha 2-3. The Jays celebrate Memorial day before hosting Savage Tues 5/27 730PM at PL Veterans Field and hosting LeSeuer Fri 5/30 730PM in RVL action.
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2014 PRIOR LAKE JAYS INVITATIONAL CHAMPIONS CROWNED.
Kirk Loehr, Tim Hanson, Jason Simmering, Sean Callahan strike a pose in their Universal Athletic hoodies and will have their names engraved on the travelling trophy of Champions at the 2014 “Swarm” open. Golfmeister Corey Goblirsch dialed up perhaps the best weather in Tournament history and the team blistered the course winning by 2 strokes posting a 56. Thank you participants as well special Thanks to Creeks Bend Golf Course as well Universal Athletic for their continued support of the annual event.
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