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July 4, 2017
 
The Mudders are taking a couple days off, and resume play tomorrow - July 5th at Andover.  June was a great month for our young squad, who have gone 11-1 since winning the consolation championship at Belle Plaine.  With a huge win last Friday against the first place Angels, the MudCats move into the toughest two weeks of the schedule.  Perennial PNASH powerhouses lie ahead in the Lakers, Cobras, Warriors, and Angels, not to mention the oft dangerous River Rats.  Should be a fun July!
 
June 25, 2017
 
The MudCats lost a nail-biter on Friday night to second place Baseball365, 3-2 at Parade Stadium. Alex Babcock threw a complete game gem, giving up only four hits.  However, local nine bats were held at bay by 365 pitchers.
 
On Sunday,  Tony 'Squints' Radloff was dialed in from the first pitch, and threw a complete game shutout.  The Cats put up 12 runs to beat the Metro Merchants for the first time in team history.  Jackson Gessell had four hits, including two doubles and a triple, and drove in three runs.  Alex Babcock, Andy Brown, and Blaise Fairbanks each had two knocks.  The win brings the Mudders to .500 (4-4, 9-9)
 
 
 
 
the AP Minneapolis, MN
June 17, 2017
 
The upstart Minny MudCats won their sixth straight today - a franchise record - to even their record at 8 and 8. The 12-2, mercy-shortened game over the BlueSox brought the Cats to 3 and 3 in the Park National League.
 
Lefty Sam Melchior gave up only 2 hits and no earned runs to get the complete game win, and racked up 7 Ks. Jackson Wuertz, sporting a puffier Bryce Harper salad, had three rocket singles in the game. Blaise Fairbanks was 2 for 2, including a double, when he smashed a 1-0 fastball into the newly remodeled Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, for his first HR of the season. Crushed it.
 
Michael 'Boxed Wine' Studer sealed the Sox fate with a 2-out bases-jammed double to the CF wall.
 
The MudCats face the league-leading 9 and 1 Angels on Thursday night!

 

 

June 11, 2017

Associated Press, Belle Plaine, MN

The MudCats unleashed the lumber today, pounding the Wells Wildcats 12-0 to take the Consolation trophy in the TigerTown Classic in Belle Plaine. Nick Caldeen's double in the top of the first pushed in the first run.

Six runs in the second put the game in hand, but the fireworks weren't over. In the fourth inning, Alex Babcock sent a fastball over the 340 sign in left center for the first Fish Bomb of 2017, driving in Gessell, who'd doubled.  Studer followed with a moonshot over the same wall, for the Cat's first B2B homers in franchise history.

Jackson Wuertz was masterful on the mound, and picked up his first amateur win.  Studer threw the final frame, striking out two, and sealed the deal as today's Player of the Game.

 

 

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