UPDATED 8/8: Mudcats End Irish, Clipped at Hill, Down After Rain. Jays Dropped By Champs in Section 3B Best Of 5 Playoffs, Stalled After 2. LET THEM PLAY!
‘CATS ROLL INTO REGION 3C PLAYOFF BRACKET.
Friday July 26th Game 2 (Best of 3-DRS White Division Playoffs) Prior Lake Mudcats at Lonsdale Aces
Prior Lake Jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first in the top of the second. Levi Schneider doubled and with one out, Noah Rezac doubled him in. Lonsdale answered with two in the bottom of the inning with a single by Lance Anderson, a passed ball, and a single by Matt Tschida scored the first run. Justin Scheffler singled with one out and Tschida scored on a bad throw to take a 2-1 lead.
The Mudcats tied it up with two walks and and a strike three that was thrown away to score the tying run. The Aces went ahead 4-2 on a leadoff single by Aaron Kes and a two run homer by Kevin Kalina in the third. Prior Lake got one in the fourth on singles by Casey Johnson and Tony Adderley, a walk to Jerad Lehrer. A force play scored the run. In the fifth, Prior Lake scored three to take a 6-4 lead. Jake Lehrer hit a leadoff double, Ryan Rose reached on an error. Levi Schneider was hit by a pitch. Johnson singled in a run. Rezac hit into a fielders choice scoring a run. Tony Adderley singled in the final run.
Lonsdale came back with an unearned run in the bottom of the sixth on two errors and no hits. Prior Lake added an insurance run in the 8th on a Rezac single. Starting Pitcher Alex Rayman was relieved by Justin Scheffler. Rezac advanced to second on a bunt, and scored on a two out single by Gary Mariscal.
Ben Morrison went the distance for Prior Lake, allowing seven hits, striking out 14. 7 in the last 3 innings. Allowing just two hits after the home run in the third.
Prior Lake 7 Lonsdale 5
Prior Lake hitters- Gary Mariscal 2 hits: Jake Lehrer three hits, 2 2b: Casey Johnson 2 hits: Noah Rezac 2 hits: Tony Adderley 2 hits.
Lonsdale– Lance Anderson 2 hits: Kevin Kalina HR: Justin Scheffler 2 hits, bb.
**The Mudcats have advanced to the Region 3C Playoffs with a home & home Friday 7/26 730PM Hosting the St Patrick Irish and travelling to Giesen Field at Union Hill Sunday 7/28 500PM taking on the Bulldogs. (Click on Team for preview)
UPDATE: PL Mudcats WIN 9-6 Friday 8/2 over St Patrick eliminating the Irish from Region 3C. Mudcats clipped 4-3 in 12 innings at Union Hill. NEXT UP: Faribault Tuesday 8/6 730PM in PL.
(RAIN SUSPENSION-FARIBAULT LEADING 5-2 IN 6TH) FREE BALL FANS! Play to continue Wed 8/7 730PM Final 10-5 Faribault. PL Mudcats Eliminated. Faribault advances to elimination game at Veseli VS St Benedict 8/8 with winner qualifying for MBA Class C Tournament.
JAYS POUND CUBS, ROLLED BY VICS TO END REGULAR SEASON. CHAMPS ON TAP FOR PLAYOFFS.
The PL Jays hosted the MBA 2012 3rd place Class B team Chaska Cubs at the Vet on “Pink Cure Day” 7/28 winning 9-2. After blanking the Cubs in the 1st inning Jays leadoff pitcher Chris Kelly reached on an error at shortstop and scored on secondbaseman Dusty Olynyks double to left field. Olynyk would be plated by a single from thirdbaseman Ryan Mestnik for a 2-0 score for the Jays after 1. The Jays offense scored 1 in the 2nd, 2 in the 3rd, 1 in the 5th and 3 in the 8th cruising to a 9-2 win, its 1st in Section 3B for 2013. Craig Graalap was tagged with the loss starting on the hill for the Cubs. Chrsi Kelly got the win yielding 2 runs in 6 innings work and the door was slammed by Mestnik in relief who blanked the Cubs for 3 getting the save. Mestnik also led the swarm at the plate batting 3-3 with 2 scored and 3 RBI and a shot to the hoopcourt with his 1st homerun of 2013 in the 8th inning off of Chaska releiver Drake Kilber. Mike Haddne was 2-4 with a double and RBI and Adam Cress 1-4 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI in the win. Tony Lane led the Cubs with a 2-5 effort batting.
With the hum of the lights reminding fans and players alike of the World Cup, the PL Jays are dropped in the final regular season contest at Victoria 10-1 on Monday 7/29. The date was originally scheduled for 6/21 but the rising Minnesota River must have caused a communications blackout giving the Jays the double bonus of a Monday in Victoria! Starting pitcher Corey Goblirsch was stong early yielding 4 runs through 5 innings but the defending Class B Champion Vics posted 4 in the 6th and 2 in the 7th on reliever Nick Anderson to cruise to the 10-1 win. Brandt Broderick threw a scoreless 8th for the Jays giving up a hit and striking out 1 in 4 batters faced. Goblirsch struck out 2, walked one and scattered 10 hits in 6 innings. Anderson walked 2 struck out 1 and gave up 2 runs in the 7th inning. The Jays scored their lone run in the 3rd on a lead off single by 1B Dan Schroeder who was sacrifice bunted to 2nd by catcher Chris Sticha and with 2 outs was hit in by shortstop Chris Kelly. The Jays stranded 7 baserunners and were only able to muster 4 hits on the day from Jim Schroeder, Dan Schroeder, Tony Doherty and Chris Kelly. Vic pitchers combined for 11 strikeouts.
The Jays end the regular season with a 1-8 record in Section 3B and 11-18 overall, their least successful as members of the CCL/RVL/Section3B. The Jays had already been locked in to the #4 Seed and will face the Victoria Vics in a best of 5 format starting at Victoria 8/2.
2013 Section 3B Playoff Schedule:
Prior Lake Jays(4) @ Victoria Vics(1) Friday 8/2 Vics 8-1 PL (Vics 1-0 in Series)
Shakopee Indians(3) @ Chaska Cubs (2) Cubs 4-1 Shakopee (Chaska 1-0 in Series)
Victoria (1) @ Prior Lake Jays (4) Sunday 8/4 Vics 7-6 (Vics 2-0 in Series)
Chaska Cubs (2) @ Shakopee Indians (3) Shakopee 3-2 Cubs (Series tied 1-1)
Prior Lake Jays (4) @ Victoria Vics (1) Tuesday 8/6 730PM Victoria 14-4 (7) Vics advance to Sunday
Shakopee Indians(3) @ Chaska Cubs(2) 3-2 Chaska (Chaska 2-1 Shakopee)
*Shakopee @ Chaska 1-0 lead Shakopee top of 5th inning, Prior Lake @ Victoria 5-1 Victoria lead top of 3rd. PLAY TO RESUME AT POINT OF STOPPAGE 8/7 730PM. (Victoria & Chaska Win! Vics advance.)
3B Playoff Rules 2013 Rules found to be in error following rain out/delay (CLICK) .
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Victoria Vics(1) @ Prior Lake Jays(4) Thursday 8/8 730PM
Chaska Cubs(2) @ Shakopee Indians(3) 730PM
Prior Lake Jays(4) @ Victoria Vics(1) Friday 8/9 730PM
Shakopee Indians(3) @ Chaska Cubs(2)
SEEDING GAME/Championship AT Victoria Sunday 8/11 200PM
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Congratulations from the Prior Lake Jays to Ryan Mestnik on his upcoming nuptuals to Shelby. Good Luck!
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