By PLB Admin

The Mudcats (# 3 Seed) traveled to Elko on 7/29 to face the St Benedict Saints (#2 Seed) to open the 2004 playoffs in the double elimination bracket. The Mudcats squared against the St Benedict Saints last night 7/29 and got clipped 8-6 after battling back and forth most of the game and had the winning run at the plate in the 9th but the threat was ended on a flyout with 2 on base.  Defensive miscues claimed the Mudcat 9 behind BJ Benz (L) & Jake Schmidt who were on the hill for the locals.  The 'Cats lost both regular season games to St Benedict 3-2 & 3-0 and were able to tag starter Dan Erickson(W) & Steve Weirs (S) but were not prepared to bring the playoff D to the contest.  In other playoff action Elko got by Webster 8-2 on 7/28 setting up St Benedict vs. Elko tonight to claim #1 seed from the Blue Division advancing to Regional play.  The 'Cats will be hosting #4 Seed Webster Sox with the winner going on & the loser going home for 2004.  Fans are encouraged to wear team colors and support the Mudcats in tonights elimination game at The Vet.  Tonights winner plays the loser of Elko/St Benedict on Sunday at 2PM to secure #2 Seed for regional play which begins Wed 8/4. The Hotline will have the latest, 952-985-3800.