Mudcats advance in Region 3C Play Thursday in Faribault 8 PM

By Joseph Chapman

Mudcats win 14-5 over New Prague to advance to the second round of Region 3C. (Link Below)

The Mudcats opened the scoring with an infield single from Levi Schneider. Cole Bjorge single to be first and second. Jake Lehrer rifled one off of the Left Field corner for a long single scoring Schneider. Ben Morrison flew out. Ryan Rose was hit by a pitch loading the bases. Casey Johnson singled in two runs for a 3-0 first inning lead. New Prague scratched a run across on an error in the bottom of the first. In the top of the second, Jon Houston singled with one out, Schneider was hit with a pitch, Bjorge singled in Houston. Lehrer dropped a three run bomb and the Cats led 7-1 after two. In the third, Tony Adderley walked, chasing starting pitcher Chase Buthe. Noah Rezac singled. Houston tripled to left center for a 9-1 lead after three. Starting pitcher Ben Morrison went the distance, allowing 5 runs, he struck out 6. New Prague scored runs in the 4th, two in the 7th, and 1 in the 9th. Prior Lake added one in the 8thon a Jake Lehrer groundout. In the ninth, the Mudcats scored 4 runs after two were out. Kyle Schmidt had an infield single, Rezac singled. Tony Loehr had a two run double, Schneider was hit by another pitch. Cole Bjorge capped it with a two run double, his 5th hit of the day.

Bjorge 5-6 2b 2r 3rbi

Jake Lehrer 2-6 hr 2r 5rbi

Schneider 1-4 4r 2hbp

Houston 3-5 3b 1r 2rbi

Rezac 2-5 2r

Prior Lake 342 000 014 14 17 2 WP-Morrison

New Prague 100 100 201 5 15 1 LP- Buthe

Round 2

The 6 winners from Round 1 will enter a 6-team double elimination bracket, with the top 4 finishers qualifying for the State Tournament.

Please click the following link for full Round 2 details: Region 3C Round 2

Thursday, July 31st:

Game 1: (#5) Prior Lake at (#4) Faribault, 8 pm

Friday, August 1st:

Game 2: (#6) Union Hill/Montgomery at (#3) St. Benedict @ TBD, 8 pm

Sunday, August 3rd:

Game 3: Winner Game 1 at (#1) New Market, 12 pm (Winner to State)

Game 4: Winner Game 2 at (#2) St. Patrick, 3 pm (Winner to State)

Tuesday, August 5th:

Game 5: Loser Game 2 vs. Loser Game 3, at *High Seed, 8 pm (Winner to State)

Wednesday, August 6th:

Game 6: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 4, at *High Seed, 8 pm (Winner to State)

*Unless lower seed has not yet had a home game

Thursday, August 7th:

Game 7: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 8 pm

Friday, August 8th:

Game 8: Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6, 8 pm. (Loser is #4 State Seed)

Saturday, August 9th:

Game 9: Loser Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8, 2 pm. (Loser is #3 State Seed)

Sunday, August 10th:

Game 10: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 9, 12 pm. (Loser is #2 State Seed, unless 1st loss, if so, Game 11 will be played)

Game 11: IF NEC Winner Game 10 vs. Loser Game 10 (Loser is #2 State Seed, Winner is #1 State Seed)