The PL Mudcats, who'd advanced via losers bracket to Region playoffs 4 straight seasons, dropped at New Prague by the Orioles 7-5 Friday 7/27 ending their season. The 'Cats got a quality Start from Andy Hanson but in a great back and forth battle were unable to hang on after taking a 5-4 lead after 7. Justin Schleip relieved. Congratulations to the Orioles as well as Elko Express who defeated St Patrick to capture #1 Seed from the DRS White Division. New Prague travelled to St Patrick Sunday 7/29 (St Patrick Advanced with Win) advancing to join Elko against the 4 CCL representatives to form a 6 Team Region Playoff with 2 advancing to State.
OTHER DRS NEWS: UH Over Shakopee, New Market Over. Veseli, Lonsdale Over Webster, Montgomery Over St Benedict. Montgomery, Lonsdale, Webster & New Market to join with CVL C Teams to form Region 3C. Advancing teams can draft pitchers & catchers (2 each) after DRS Playoff round from losing teams. PL Mudcat pitchers #2 Jake Schmidt & #24 Justin Schliep(St Patrick) and #1 Bret Mitchell (Elko) were selected to represent and play for advancing teams in Region 6C. PL Fans are encouraged to support and follow drafted players as they advance in Regions toward the annual MBA State Tourney which for 2007 will be hosted by Hamburg & Norwood. Your Source for your local 9's will follow the action through playoffs!
PLAYOFF UPDATE 8/10:
The St Patrick Irish look to join Elko Express at the State Tourney when they travel to Belle Plaines Tiger Park Friday 8/10 800PM with the winner to play Elko in Seeding action Sunday 8/12. PL Mudcats draftpicks Jake Schmidt & Justin Schleip pitched in the St Pats 10-1 Win on Wednesday at Gaylord.
The Lonsdale Aces are seeking to return to State when the travel to Cannon Falls Friday 8/10 800PM with the winner joining Union Hill who awaits the winner to play for seeding.
THANKS MUDCATS FANS FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN 2007. Recap to follow soon on '07…