The Prior Lake Mudcats of the MBA Class C Dakota Rice Scott League open their 16th Season on Sunday April 23rd with a 1st pitch at 2:00PM.
The Mudcats will face a DRS White Division opponent, the Montgomery Mallards. Teams in the DRS White Division include; PL, Montgomery, Lonsdale Aces and New Prague Orioles.
The Mudcats started in 1991 and have advanced through League Playoffs to Regional Playoffs the past 3 seasons and 4 Regional appearances total in their history but have never advanced to MBA State Tournament play.
The annual Minnesota Baseball Association Class B & C State Tournament will be hosted in Rochester for 2006 in late August, concluding September 4. The Mudcats were 10-12 in the DRS League (7th of 12) in 2005, 14-23 in the regular season (3-3 playoffs) overall including Final 4 finishes in the Arlington Green Isle Tourney and the PL Hardball Invitational.
The 'Cats are again managed by Greg Faue who is in his 10th season as player/manager.
Opening Day 2006 at Veterans Field of Memorial Park will feature specials at PLABA's full service concession and Students & Seniors will be admitted at no charge.
Season Passes valid for Mudcats as well as Jays baseball will be available through player or at the gate for $15.
For additional information on the season, fans are encouraged to visit priorlakebaseball.com or call the Integra PL Hardball Hotline 952-226-3800.