The PL Jays had Chris Swiatkiewicz start on the hill vs familiar foe Shakopee but the Jays were unable to hang on in the Winners bracket final of MBA Class B dropping a 4-3 decision. Swany scattered 5 hits, yielded 1 run in the 6th while striking out 5, walking one and drilling one Indian. The Jays tallied their first 2 runs in the top of the 6th on a leadoff homerun by centerfielder Tony Doherty off of Shakopee pitcher Chris Rupert which was followed by a rip by Dusty Olynyk and a 1 out RBI double by firstbaseman Scott Geisler. With the score 2-1 Jays after 6 1/2 innings the Indians took advantage of 2 Jays errors and got a big 3 run homerun from Aaron Olson with 2 outs off Jays draftee Mac Zachow of the Green Isle Irish to make the score 4-2 after 7 complete. The Jays were not done as Olynyk would reach on error in the top of the 8th and advanced to 3rd on groundouts by Geisler and Garceau and scored on Kyle Zwebers rip to second that was not handled with the error allowing Olynyk to score. That was as close as the Jays would come in the 4-3 Loss with Ran Seifert of Chaska (draftee) bagging the save for the natives. MBA LINESCORE, CLASS B BRACKET
The Jays will face the Winner of Sauk Rapids VS Hastings 100PM Sunday 9/6 game with the Winner needing 2 wins Monday vs Shakopee (1PM 1st Game @ Arlington) to take the 2009 MBA Class B Title. The losers bracket Final will be at Gaylord Walsh Field Sunday 9/6 330PM with the loser eliminated. The Jays previously took down both Sauk Rapids and Hastings in the winners bracket.
LIVE ON LINE: Rich Carlson will be telecasting all remaining Jays State Class B Tourney action on the web by searching on “Prior Lake”, “Sports”, “Baseball”, or “PL Jays” at www.ustream.tv
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