Memorial Day Pig Roast, Townball Recaps, Lakers Updates, Jays Thanks…

MUDCATS & JAYS ADD SIZZLE TO THE VET CAFE’

Celebrate Memorial Day with PL Mudcats Baseball at Veterans Field of Memorial Park. The Monday May 27th 2:00PM Mudcats VS Shakopee Coyotes DRS baseball gave will feature pork sandwiches which will be served for $3, $1 for military veterans with ID or proof of service and the price includes all the fixins. Pig Roast ’13 presented by Big Country Kegbelly.

The fun continues Friday May 31 730PM PL Jays hosting Chanhassen Redbirds in RVL baseball action. The Jays will be serving delicious pulled pork Sandwiches for $2 and there will be prize drawings for all paid admission and VetPASS13 season ticket holders.

The full service concession, the Vet Cafe‘, features all of your ballpark favorites including hot popcorn cold drinks and brew for 21 & over, the tastiest wiener in Scott County and has been recently enhanced with the classic Charleston Chew and candy necklaces for the kids courtesy of Rainbow Playsystems.  Get to the Vet Cafe’ at all Lakers, Jays, Mudcats and Mariners home games!

Upcoming Townball games: PL Jays HOST Jordan Brewers 730PM Tue 5/21, PL Mudcats HOST Webster Soxes 730PM Thur 5/23, PL Mudcats HOST Shakopee Coyotes 200PM Mon 5/27 SUPPORT MBA TOWNBALL!

LOCAL BALLER NEWS…
PL Mudcats at Elko Sunday 5/19 was rained out before getting minimum innings and will be re-scheduled. Check back for the latest 2013 Mudcats schedule as updates are posted. UPDATED: PL Mudcats at Elko 730PM Friday May 24th.
-The PL Jays hosted Class A powerhouse St Louis Park Sunday 5/19 dropping a 5 inning, rain shortened decision 2-0 before the skys opened up. Chris Kelly was efficient for the Jays throwing all 5 innings, yielding 2 runs, 5 hits, 0 walking and striking out 2 and with puma like reflexes made several plays in the field. Park plated 1 run in both the 2nd and 3rd innings. Thirdbaseman Dusty Olynyk led the Jay batters with a 2-3 effort in the leadoff slot while DH Joseph Loftus tallied his 1st Jays rip on his return to the swarm and Shortstop Kyle Zweber bagged a solid rip to leftfield in a 1-2 effort and assisted in a 1-6-3 doubleplay to end the Park 4th inning.

-Congratulations to PL Laker Alumni and Jays pitcher TJ Larson of the MSU Mankato Mavericks who advanced to the NCAA Division 2 world series in Cary, NC facing Grand Valley State Saturday 5/25 4:00PM. The Mavericks were dropped in the Championship game in 2012.
-Laker Alumni and PL Jays pitcher-infielder Christopher Kelly was selected All MIAC for his sophmore season tossing 48 innings with an ERA of 2.45 to lead the Gusties and posting a 3-3 record. Kelly got all his time this Spring as pitcher due to the late Spring thaw but is expected back to play infield as well in 2013-14 season.
-Former Laker and PL Jay pitcher-infielder Ryan Mestnik was named all MIAC Defensive team posting an unblemished fielding record going 2-2 in 36 innings.
-Laker alum & Mudcats outfielder Gary Mariscal led the Augsburg Auggies in batting posting a .370 average in 92 at bats, starting 39 games this Spring in his Junior campaign.

PLHS LAKERS DOWN TO THE WIRE ON REGULAR SEASON
PL Lakers need win(s) to secure a home playoff game 5/24. The Lakers split with defending State Champion Eastview last Saturday winning game 1 2-1 on a passed ball before dropping game 2. The Lakers wrap up the regular season versus Bloomington Kennedy TODAY 5/20 for 2 games (415 & 7PM) at Red Haddox Field needing wins to secure seeding needed to host in an elimination game to advance to Final 8 playoff action at Burnsville.

LATEST Lakers SCHEDULE INFO (CLICK HERE), Playoff Bracket Section 3AAA (CLICK HERE)

SUCCESS AT 2013 JAYS INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNEY

Thanks to the over 40 participants, alumni and friends for supporting the PL Jays at the 2013 Prior Lake Jays Golf Invitational Tournament. The winning team: Mark Schroeder, Scott Sleton, Jim Conroy and Lanny Wadkins will have their names added to the Hoppe Bats Inc Trophy which includes all past winners. Thank You to the staff of Creeks Bend Golf Club and props to the course for soaking up the 2 inches of early rain that preceeded the event. Special THANK YOU to the following sponsors for their support: Village Liquor, Doherty’s Tavern, Tim Smith, Universal Athletic, Alert Distributing, Outdoor Greatroom Company and Dixon Golf.