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Mudcats Hooked by Muskies for First Loss of ’16

The PL Mudcats (2-1) traveled to New Market (5-0) for their first “fishfight” of 2016 hoping to continue their quick start in DRS League action and were upended 6-2 on a beautiful day at Hillside Park in New Market.

Mudcats Shortstop Brad Schoenrock delivers an RBI in a Mudcat 6-2 loss at New Market.

The large crowd saw the ‘Cats plate one run in the first inning that were answered by the Muskies by two runs in the bottom half and two additional runs in the second inning on Mudcats starting pitcher Johnny Houston. Houston would last five innings yielding four runs; all earned. Topher Rose made his first appearance of 2016 yielding the other two Muskie runs, also earned. Both Mudcat hurlers combined for nine strikeouts working out of jams and allowed six Muskies to reach on balls. The Mudcats second run scored in the third inning on a Brad Schoenrock RBI single off New Market starter Derek Bergstrom who scattered eight Mudcats hits walking one while striking out nine in the complete game win. The visiting Mudcats threatened several times but were unable to string together hits stranding six runners in the loss. The host Muskies were led by the newly-added Henkemeyer brothers (Andy/Kyle) who combined 4-8 scoring two runs with 2 RBI in the New Market attack.



Dakota-Rice-Scott League Standings

St. Patrick Irish112.846-
New Market Muskies81.8891
Montgomery Mallards116.6472
Elko Express72.7782
New Prague Orioles86.5713.5
Union Hill Bulldogs86.5713.5
Faribault Lakers65.5454
St. Benedict Saints77.5004.5
Webster Sox78.4675
Lonsdale Aces58.3856
Prior Lake Mudcats610.3756.5
Veseli Warriors211.1549
Shakopee Coyotes115.06211.5

River Valley League East Standings

Chaska Cubs701.000-
Chanhassen Red Birds32.6003
Burnsville Bobcats33.5003.5
Shakopee Indians34.4294
Victoria Vics34.4294
Prior Lake Jays35.3754.5
Eagan Bandits24.3334.5
Excelsior Islanders14.2005

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