Mudcats gear up for season opener against New Prague

By Justin Braun

The anticipation is palpable as the Prior Lake Mudcats prepare to kick off their season with a thrilling matchup against the New Prague Orioles this Sunday at Prior Lake’s Veterans Field at Memorial Park. The first pitch is scheduled for 2:00 pm, promising an afternoon of excitement for baseball enthusiasts.

Prior Lake Mudcats Manager Greg Faue prepares his lineup before the start of a game.

Managed by Greg Faue, the Mudcats are eager to showcase their talent and determination on the field after finishing last season with a record of 10-11 in the DRS League. Despite not being playoff eligible, the team has been diligently honing their skills during the offseason, fueled by a desire to make a strong comeback this year.

“We’ve been working hard, both on and off the field, to ensure we come back stronger this season,” said Faue, confident in his team’s capabilities. “The players have been putting in the extra effort, and we’re ready to give it our all from the very first game.”

Veterans Field at Memorial Park is expected to be packed with supporters eager to cheer on the Mudcats as they take on their rivals. Fans can also take advantage of season passes, available for purchase at the concession stand for $15 each. These passes grant free admission to all 2024 regular-season Mudcats and Jays home games, along with a complimentary popcorn bonus punch, making them an irresistible offer for avid baseball fans.

“We’re grateful for the unwavering support of our fans, and we want to make sure they have the best experience possible,” Faue added, emphasizing the importance of fan engagement in driving the team’s success.

With high hopes for a successful season, both players and fans eagerly anticipate the excitement of DRS Baseball action coming this weekend.