Mudcats beat St. Pat's 2-1, move to 7-3

The Prior Lake Mudcats defeated the St. Patrick Irish 2-1 at Bonin Field in St. Patrick.   The 'Cats scored two in the second on leadoff walks to Ben Schmidt and Greg Faue.  Ryan Defries sacrificed them to third and BJ Benz delivered a sacrifice fly to left scoring Schmidt.  Levi Schneider followed with a clutch two out single to score Faue.  The only Irish run scored on a wild throw trying to complete an inning ending double play in the seventh.   Bret Mitchell went seven innings, giving up 7 hits.  Mitchell had nine strikeouts in the game.  Justin Schliep pitched the final two innings for the save.  Ryan Johnson pitched into the ninth and took the loss for the Irish.   The Mudcats had seven hits and were led by BJ Benz with a single and a double and one rbi.  The Irish were led by Mike Goldsmith with three hits and two by Dom Deluca.

Prior Lake Mudcats   020 000 000    2  7  1

St. Patrick Irish          000 000 100    1  7  1

 

WP-Bret Mitchell (2-0)

LP-Ryan Johnson

SV-Justin Schliep (1)