Mudcat Playoffs Wednesday and Friday

By Joseph Chapman


The Mudcats open playoffs Wednesday night at Lonsdale 7:30. Game #2 is Friday in Prior Lake. Game #3, Sunday at Lonsdale if necessary.
The Mudcats won two games this past weekend. Recaps and story.

Friday July 23rd:
Prior Lake Mudcats 5 Glencoe Brewers 2

Glencoe 000 000 020 2 8 0
Mudcats 000 100 22x 5 6 2
WP-Ryan White
LP-Tony Paggen
Save-Bryan Bohnsack

The Mudcats defeated the Glencoe Brewers on Friday night behind the strong pitching of Ryan White with help from Bryan Bohnsack. White pitched 81/3 innings before leaving with a 3-2 lead and a man on second. Bohnsack struck out the next hitter and got a groundball to end the inning.
The Mudcats scored first in the fourth inning on a bases loaded walk to Luke Thompson. The two runs in the seventh scored after a Casey Johnson was hit by a pitch, Ryan Rose drew a walk. Sacrificed up by Ben Morrison, both scored on wild pitches. In the eighth, Morrison knocked in a run with a hit and Tony Adderly was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.
Leading hitters were Ryan Rose 4 BB, Morrison 1-3 rbi, Ryan Defries 2-4, Brad Schoenrock 1-2 2 BB.

Sunday July 25th
Prior Lake Mudcats 5 New Market Muskies 4

Mudcats 002 100 020 5 8 4
New Market 110 000 001 4 7 0
WP-Mike Borgert-Poepping
LP-Dan Chies
Save- Zach Lovera

The Muskies opened the scoring in the first inning with a two out homerun by Kyle Bergstrom. The Muskies tacked on another in the second before the Cats bats came back. In the top of the third, Luke Thompson singled, Casey Johnson singled, Sean Greywitt sacrificed them to second and third. Greg Faue singled to bring them home to tie it. In the fourth, Brad Schoenrock hit a one out homerun for a 3-2 lead. New Market tied it at 3 on a throwing error in the sixth. In the top of the eighth, Faue hit a one out homerun, Jake Lehrer singled, stole second. Nick Reed doubled him home to take a 5-3 lead. Bergstrom hit another home run in the ninth, but that was it off of Zach Lovera who pitched the final two for the save.
Mike Borgert-Poepping pitched the first seven innings. He was consistent in getting ahead, walking just one hitter.
Hitters- Schoenrock 2-4 HR, Faue 2-3 HR 3 rbi, Reed 1-4 2B, Lehrer, 1-4 R SB
Casey Johnson 1 hit, Thompson 1 hit.