Mudcats Snap Skid, Jays Swarm in 6 of Last 7 Games…

The PL Mudcats have been on the wrong end of close games thus far in 2012 dropping 3 of 4 games that went extra innings and facing 6 additional losses on 3 runs or less in a 5-11 record. The Mudcats lost in a makeup Tuesday 6/19 at Lonsdale 5-4 in 10 innings behind a strong start on the hill by Mike Borgert-Poepping yielding 1 unearned run in 6 innings. Brad Schoenrock was unable to hold off the Aces with the lead and relented to Season Greywitt who took the loss giving up 1 run in 3 innings of work. The ‘Cat bats were led by Gary Mariscal with 2 hits. The locals bounced back winning late hosting Veseli in PL on Wednesday 6/20 in DRS action and silencing the cowbell with a needed 4-3 WIN. Gary Mariscal led the ‘Cats with 3 hits and 2 stolen bases (Team 7 of 8 SB%). Cole Bjorge led the fishattack with 2 rips. The deciding run in the 8th was produced by a single from catcher Levi Schneider who advanced to 2nd on a hit by Tony Adderley then stoled 3B and scored on Cole Bjorges RBI double. Jake Schmidt went the distance yielding 3 unearned and scattering 6 hits.

The Jays snapped a 5 game win streak splitting with a 1-1 record in pool play at the 25 Annual Dewey Tauer Invitational Tournament at Red Wing and Miesville 6/16 with a big 11-1 7 inning win over St Francis and getting 3 hit by Red Wing in a 3-0 loss. The Jays game 1 was moved up to 1130AM due to early rain Thursday and game 2 started late after 930PM (7PM scheduled start) but was played in a brisk sub 2 hour pace in a pitchers dual. The Jays rebounded from the loss travelling to Chaska Athletic Park Tuesday 6/19 for a big Section 3B/RVL game vs the Cubs. The PL Jays started scoring in the top of 1 on a 1 out solo blast by Jays SS Corey Goblirsch off of Cub starting pitcher Ryan Seifert. The host Cubs answered with a 1 out walk by 3B Kyle Geason that was scored on a sac fly from 1B Josh Korth in the bottom of 4. The Jays plated Mullenbach and Jim Schroeder in the 5th on 3 hits capped by a RBI double by LF Dusty Olynyk. Seifert threw 7 yielding 4 runs and Dolan threw a scoreless 8th and 9th giving up 3 hits and a walk. the Cubs were not able to answer PL Jays starter TJ Larson who bagged the complete game win scattering 5 hits striking out 14. Dusty Olynyk led the Jays at 4-5 with a double and RBI with Catcher Sam Hoppe 2-4 2 doubles and an RBI and Jim Schroeder 2-5 scoring 1 and 1 RBI. The Cubs were led by Ben Alexander 2-4 with Poppitz, Oscarson and Glieden chipping in a hit and Kyle Geason scoring their lone run. The Jays kept pace with Victoria at 3-1 in the Section 3B seeding games for playoff position with Shakopee and Chaska needing wins to catch them in the Division/Section.

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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