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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 Irish92.818-
New Market Muskies701.000-
Elko Express72.7781
Montgomery Mallards96.6002
New Prague Orioles74.6362
Union Hill Bulldogs76.5383
St. Benedict Saints66.5003.5
Faribault Lakers55.5003.5
Webster Sox67.4624
Lonsdale Aces58.3855
Prior Lake Mudcats59.3575.5
Veseli Warriors29.1827
Shakopee Coyotes112.0779

River Valley League East Standings

Chaska Cubs201.000-
Chanhassen Red Birds21.6670.5
Victoria Vics33.5001
Eagan Bandits22.5001
Shakopee Indians34.4291.5
Burnsville Bobcats23.4001.5
Prior Lake Jays23.4001.5
Excelsior Islanders02.0002

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