For just the 3rd time in team history the Prior Lake Mudcats have advanced to Region playoffs. In 2003 the 'Cats advanced through the Losers bracket before falling to the Cannon Falls Bears in the final game to qualify for the State Tourney. After dropping an 8-6 game to St Benedict the Mudcats eliminated Webster 11-2 and for the 1st time in their 4 meetings of 2004 defeated the Saint Benedict Saints 11-0 (7 innings) for the right to become one of 2 teams from Region 3C to advance to the annual State Tournament in Jordan and Belle Plaine.
The 'Cats tagged St Benedict on Sunday 8/1 for 11 runs on 17 hits behind starter Ryan White who scattered 6 hits in 6 innings with Rob Tschimperle able to face 4 batters and hold the Saints in the 7th to preserve the shortened game. 8 of 9 Mudcat starting batters tallied hits with 6 players picking up RBI's and 7 scoring in the elimination game.
The Mudcats join: Union Hill (1),