Mudcats Rally To Beat Shakopee 7-6

The PL Mudcats have had a quick start to 2016 and had an early season showdown with the Shakopee Coyotes hoping to break the deadlock with identical 5-2 records on Memorial Day 2016.

The ‘Cats got 8 hard fought innings from starting pitcher Ben Morrison who gave up 6 runs, 2 earned and scattered 11 hits with a Mudcats defense that committed 8 errors behind him. Justin Hackett moved in from centerfield to close the door in the 9th striking out 2 for the save allowing no runners.

Down 6-5 after 8 innings, the ‘Cats rallied on a walk to 3B Brad Schoenrock, a pinch hit sac bunt by Greg Faue followed by a 2-2 count to Jerad Lehrer who then laced a single making it 1st and 3rd with 1 out. Leadoff hitter and shortstop Johnny Houston lifted a ball just beyond the firstbaseman scoring Schoenrock for the tie and advancing Lehrer to 3rd while legging a double. DH Levi Schneider ripped a sacrifice fly to left to complete the Mudcats rally and the key win.

With the win the Mudcats cement the 3rd slot in the DRS standings with a key showdown Wed 6/1 730PM VS. the 6-2 St Patrick Irish at Veterans Field of Memorial Park in Prior Lake. A top 4 slot in the regular season grants a bye to Region Playoffs.

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DRS League Standings:

Dakota-Rice-Scott League Standings

St. Patrick Irish202.909-
Montgomery Mallards157.6825
New Market Muskies92.8185.5
Union Hill Bulldogs139.5917
New Prague Orioles128.6007
Elko Express74.6367.5
Faribault Lakers1110.5248.5
St. Benedict Saints1010.5009
Prior Lake Mudcats1012.45510
Webster Sox913.40911
Lonsdale Aces814.36412
Veseli Warriors418.18216
Shakopee Coyotes120.04818.5

River Valley League East Standings

Burnsville Bobcats00.000-
Chanhassen Red Birds00.000-
Chaska Cubs00.000-
Eagan Bandits00.000-
Excelsior Islanders00.000-
Prior Lake Jays00.000-
Shakopee Indians00.000-
Victoria Vics00.000-

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