Mudcats Triumph Over Webster in Tight Contest

By Justin Braun

In a thrilling game at Prior Lake, the Mudcats emerged victorious over Webster with a score of 6-4. The game featured strong pitching, timely hitting, and some spectacular defensive plays.

Key Performances

Winning Pitcher: Ben Morrison
Losing Pitcher: Jordan Huwe
Save: Ryan Wattermann

Pitching Highlights


  • Jordan Huwe: 5 IP, 5 R (2 ER), 6 H, 4 K, 2 BB
  • Greven: 2 IP, 2 K
  • Ryan Joyner: 1 IP, 1 R, 1 K

Prior Lake:

  • Ben Morrison: 6 IP, 6 H, 4 R (4 ER), 4 K, 3 BB
  • Ryan Wattermann: 3 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 5 K, 2 HBP

Hitting Highlights


  • B. Prochaska: 3 H
  • Will Wareham: 2 H
  • Ryan Joyner: Double, 3 RBI
  • A. Isaacson: 1 H, 1 RBI

Prior Lake:

  • Linus Fleek: 3 H
  • Bear Blaney: 2 H
  • Alex Wattermann: 2 RBI, SB
  • J. Lehrer: 2 R, SB

Scoring Summary

1st Inning (Mudcats):
Prior Lake jumped to an early 3-0 lead. Bredeson reached on an infield hit and stole second. Clausen’s sacrifice bunt and an error allowed Bredeson to score. Alex Wattermann’s infield hit brought Clausen home, and Wattermann later scored on Ryan Wattermann’s single.

2nd Inning (Mudcats):
Blaney singled, Bredeson walked, and Clausen’s sacrifice bunt advanced the runners. Alex Wattermann’s sacrifice fly scored Blaney, making it 4-0.

3rd Inning (Mudcats):
Jerad Lehrer walked, Fleek singled, and Blaney singled to drive in Lehrer, extending the lead to 5-0.

4th Inning (Webster):
Webster responded with a four-run rally. Wareham singled, Grassl walked, and Drexl singled to load the bases. With two outs, Ryan Joyner hit a double down the left field line, clearing the bases. Joyner then stole third and scored on Isaacson’s single, cutting the deficit to 5-4.

8th Inning (Mudcats):
Ryan Wattermann reached on an error, Lehrer reached on a fielder’s choice and stole second. Fleek singled, moving Lehrer to third. John Parke executed a squeeze bunt to bring Lehrer home, making it 6-4.

9th Inning (Webster):
Webster threatened in the final inning. Isaacson was hit by a pitch, and Prochaska singled. However, Beliille’s line drive to left was caught by a diving Bredeson, who then doubled off Isaacson to end the game.


Prior Lake’s early offense and strong pitching held off Webster’s comeback attempt. Ryan Wattermann’s clutch performance in relief sealed the win, earning him the save. The Mudcats’ timely hitting and solid defense were the keys to their victory.