The Prior Lake Mudcats earned a pair of wins against Region 3C foes.

The Mudcats rolled to a 12-0 win at Lonsdale May 17 and earned a 2-0 home victory over Union Hill May 26 in Dakota-Rice-Scott League play.

Between those wins, Prior Lake fell 6-5 at Elko May 22 in DRS action.

The Mudcats (4-3 overall) is at New Market June 1 and home to New Prague the next day in league games at 2 p.m. Prior Lake is also home to Shakopee June 5 and Montgomery June 6 in DRS action at 7:30 p.m.

In the win over Union Hill, Luke Weber and Justin Hackett combined on a three-hit shutout. Weber went 7 1/3 innings, fanning seven and allowing three hits, while Hackett worked 1 2/3 scoreless frames.

Corbin Cross finished 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI for Prior Lake, while Cole Bjorge was 1 for 2 with an RBI. Weber also went 2 for 4 with a run scored.

Against Lonsdale, the Mudcats scored seven runs in the seventh inning to go up 8-0. Weber again got the victory with five shutout innings, allowing three hits and striking out five. Isaac Saad pitched three scoreless innings with four strikeouts.

Weber went 4 for 6 at the plate with a double and two RBIs. Greg Faue was 3 for 4 with three RBIs and two runs scored, while Nolan Rein was 2 for 4 driving in two runs.

Cross, Michael Walerius, Topher Rose and Parker Hafermann each had one RBI. Rose also scored three runs. Johnny Houston went 2 for 6.

In the loss to Elko, the Mudcats trailed 5-1 after two frames and tried to come back. Prior Lake tied the game up at 5-5 with two runs in the seventh, but the Express scored the game-winning run with one out in the ninth.

Ben Morrison took the loss with a complete game, allowing just three earned runs, while fanning eight.

Houston finished 2 for 4 with two RBIs, while Weber was 2 for 2 with two runs scored. Jake Lehrer and Jerad Lehrer each had RBIs.

Tom Schardin covers sports for Savage and Prior Lake. He is dependable, sarcastic and always joking around. Tom enjoys running and swimming and is often busy coaching his two kids' sports teams.


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