Mudcats defeat Veseli 11-3, Improve to 12-5

The Prior Lake Mudcats defeated the Veseli Warriors 11-3 Sunday in DRS action.  Veseli struck first with two runs in the first on a two out single by AJ Friedges.  Justin Scheffler had singled and Eric Steinhoff walked before friedges singled.   Jake Schmidt was the starting and winning pitcher for Prior Lake, he worked out of many jams through seven innings of work.  The 'Cats started their comeback in the third with a leadoff home run by BJ Benz, his third of the year.  One out later Casey Johnson crushed one to left field for his second of the season tying the score at 2.  In the fourth the 'Cats put it away for good with a leadoff walk to Justin Schliep, a single by Ben Schmidt, scoring Schliep.  A single by Greg Faue, a single by Benz, scoring Schmidt.  A sac fly by Levi Schneider, scoring Faue.  Cats scored one in the sixth when Nick Johnson had a one out single and Benz doubled him home.  The 'Cats added five in the 7th to blow the game open for Jake Schmidt.  Bryan Bohnsack finished the last two innings for the Mudcats.  Hitting stars for the 'Cats were Bret Mitchell with two hits, Ben Schmidt with two hits, Nick Johnson with two hits.   BJ Benz had four hits including one home run and two doubles and four rbi's.  Casey Johnson stepped up with three hits on the day.

Prior Lake  002 301 500    11   16    1

Veseli         200 000 100      3    11   0

WP-Schmidt

LP-Bartusek

HR- Benz  (3)

Casey Johnson (2)