Townball Down The Stretch. Jays & ‘Cats Updates.

By PLB Admin

Jays Tuning for playoff run…

The PL Jays were rained out 7/15 and rescheduled at 2 time defending MBA Class B Champion Shakopee for Monday 7/25 at beautiful Joe Schleper Stadium of Tahpah Park against the Indians in River Valley Class B action. The Jays at this point have set a modern era record for weather cancellations which has wreaked havoc with teams across the state. The Jays are STILL waiting for workable date options from the Savage Outlaws in Section 4B from 6/23 cancellation by Savage due to Burnsville Legion game bumping them.

The Jays were dropped by Savage for the 2nd time this season but not for lack of effort 7/13. Scott Geislers 2 run double put the Jays up 2-1 but the Outlaws had a couple on when an error on a deep fly to left with 2 outs plated 2 Savage runs. No decision for Outlaw starter and former Jay Luke Anderson who is not welcome in Canada. Jays starter Corey Goblirsch was effective going the distance yielding 5 hits and demonstrating windup styles from the early 20th century but taking the loss.

The Jays have lost 4 of 6 games of late but looking to surge in the final 10 games going into playoffs. UPCOMING JAYS PROMOTIONAL DATES:

7/16 VS Commanding Edge AND 7/22 VS Mpls Lakers games will be Jays “RED OUT” days with fans in red OR official team gear receiving a ticket for prizes drawings during the game.
7/19 game will be PL American Day with fans getting $1 admission AND prize drawing ticket with a copy of 7/16 PL American Sports page VS Inver Grove Heights in Section 4B action.
7/26 VS Shakopee – Susan Komen Day at the Vet with proceeds supporting Susan Komen Foundation.
The weather has also created a packed schedule for the busy Mudcats of the DRS who went 1-3 in games this past week. Review below of recent Mudcats action:

Mudcats 5-3 over Faribault

Faribault 3 10 1

Mudcats 5 12 2

WP-Ben Morrison

LP-Jimmy Roberts

In a tight ball game going into the bottom of the eighth, the Mud cats scored three runs to put away the game. Ben Morrison had a go ahead double and Casey Johnson had a two out two run single to go up 5-2 and seal the win for the ‘Cats. Mason Homquist had 2 hits, Ryan Defries had two hits for the ‘Cats. Ben Morrison had three hits and three rbi while also pitching the final five innings for the win. Sean Greywitt was solid the first four innings giving up only two runs.

New Prague 10-6 over Prior Lake

In a make up game played at Prior Lake, New Prague was victorious. Zach Sirek took a no hitter into the sixth until Levi Scheider broke it up. Levi finished with two hits to lead the Mudcat attack. Casey Johnson, Jake Lehrer, Tony Addrley, Ryan Defries, and Ryan Rose each had one hit. Rose had a two run double in the ninth. Dusty Steinhoff had three hits and a home run in the eighth for New Prague. Zach Lovera pitched the final three innings for the ‘Cats.

New Prague 010 033 030 10 12 1

Mudcats 100 002 003 6 7 2

WP- Zach Sirek

LP- Jake Schmidt

Union Hill 6-3 over ‘Cats

Union hill came from behind to claim a victory Tuesday night. The Mudcats grabbed a 3-2 lead in the sixth on a single and stolen base by Levi Schneider, followed by an rbi single by Jake Lehrer. In the bottom of the sixth, a single and double led to the tying run on a sac fly by Brad Weiers. With the game tied and the bases loaded, Jeff dietz laced a bases clearing double to give the final margin off starter and loser Mike Borgert-Poepping. Ben Morrison, Nick Reed, and Levi Schneider had two hits a piece for the Mudcats. Sean Greywitt pitched two scoreless innings for the ‘Cats.

Prior Lake 000 111 000 3 10 0

Union Hill 002 004 00x 6 8 2

WP-Matt Beckius

LP-Mike Borgert-Poepping

SV- Rick Bell

St. Patrick 5-2 win against Mudcats

The Mudcats held a 1-0 and 2-1 lead over St. Patrick on the strength of Levi Schneider’s bat. Levi had a run scoring single in the 4th and an rbi double in the 6th to pace the Mudcats. However, St. Pat’s rallied each time with a two out solo home run by Matt Ambroz in the sixth and a two run shot by Matt Pexa to take the lead for good off pitcher Ben Morrison. Morrison went the distance in the loss scattering 10 hits. Levi led the ‘Cats with two hits. Casey Johnson, Noah Rezac, and Justin Schliep each had a hit. Ryan Defries had two stolen bases of the five total.

St. Patrick 000 001 220 5 10 2

Mudcats 000 101 000 2 5 0

WP-Seth Ambroz

LP-Ben Morrison

SV- Bill Dunker


Even though the Mudcats dropped 3 of 4 games. They have a firm hold on second place in the division. It is shaping up to play Montgomery in the first round of the playoffs which start on Wednesday July 27th, Friday July 29th, and July 31st if necessary. The ‘ Cats now stand 16-10 on the season. Come enjoy the final regular season home game July 21st against Lonsdale (Fan Appreciation Day 2011). The July 20th game against Randolph has been cancelled due to many Make ups by both teams.