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St. Benedict edges Mudcats 4-2

In front of a large crowd honoring past volunteers of the Prior Lake Amatuer Baseball Association, St. Benedict rallied with three in the ninth to beat the Mudcats in DRS action.

St. Benedict   000 001 003     4  8  2
Mudcats        200 000 000      2  5  1

WP- Jacob Wolf
LP- Jake Schmidt

The Mudcats scored on a two out single in the first by Kyle Hoover.  Ben Morrison led off with a walk and went to second on a hit by pitch by Noah Rezac.  Nick Johnson sacrificed them to second and third.  One out later Hoover delivered a  single for the runs.   The Mudcats had another chance to extend the leadwith runners at second and third and out in the seventh leading 2-1.  But a line drive turned into a double play and stopped the inning.

St. Benedict rallied for three in the ninth inning.  With one out, Andrew Pauly singled, pinch hitter Dave Hartmann also singled off starter Jake Schmidt.  Brad Schoenrock relieved Schmidt, walked the first man to load the bases.  Steve Weiers tied the game with a sacrifice fly.  Scott Eischens was hit by a pitch.  Dave Sherry singled to drive in the game winners.  The Mudcats failed to score in the bottom of the inning.

Prior Lake is now 10-9 in League play.  The 'Cats trail Veseli in standings who is 11-8.  Prior Lake holds the tie break on Veseli. 

The Playoffs will start on Wednesday July 29th vs. Veseli, and then Friday vs. Veseli, and Sunday if needed at 2 pm.  Check the website or call 952-226-3800 for updates.

Upcoming action is Wed July 22 vs. Glencoe @ Young America
Thurs July 23rd  home vs. Montgomery
Sun July 26th @ Webster.

Region Playoffs will start Wednesday August 5th at high seeds.

Dakota-Rice-Scott League Standings

Montgomery Mallards401.000-
Elko Express301.0000.5
New Market Muskies101.0001.5
Union Hill Bulldogs101.0001.5
Prior Lake Mudcats22.5002
St. Benedict Saints11.5002
St. Patrick Irish11.5002
Faribault Lakers00.0002
Lonsdale Aces01.0002.5
New Prague Orioles01.0002.5
Webster Sox13.2503
Veseli Warriors02.0003
Shakopee Coyotes03.0003.5

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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