Jack Ruhr Field, Home of the Five Time State Champions
Miesville Newcomers Making a Big Impact
Miesville took on the defending 2014 Class A State Champions last night (St. Paul Capitals) defeating the Caps with a score of 7-1. Newcomer Deryk Marks was on the mound for the Hens pitching 8 innings and only giving up 1 run. He battled early with a soup can strike zone and worked out of some trouble but finished strong, scattering 6 hits while striking out 11. Offensively, another first year Hen had a great night at the plate, Jordy Horsch, who reached base safely in all 4 plate appearances, going 3-3 with 2 runs scored and a walk. The night was capped by another newcomer and former Mudhen bat boy, Joey Werner, pinch hit in the 8th inning, smoking a double in his first career at bat, scoring his cousin (Horsch) all the way from first base.
Miesville will be back in action tonight as they host the Lake City Serpents at 8pm in Miesville. Should be a beautiful night.... See you there!
Not Another Rainout!
Tonight's Game vs the St Paul Capitols has been postponed (due to weather and poor field conditions) until tomorrow (6.4.2015) at 8pm in Miesville. Looks like the weather will be much better as it is supposed to be 80 degrees and sunny tomorrow! See you there.
Mudhens 2-1 After the First 5 Scheduled Games of the Summer
After 2 rain-outs, Miesville starts the season 2-1. Miesville's first scheduled game of the year was cancelled against Rosetown due to weather which made the season and home opener against their rivals, the Red Wing Aces. Miesville couldn't shake off enough rust to take the season opener from Red Wing, dropping the game 5-3. Red Wing took the lead right away in the first inning 2-0 which proved to be the difference in the game. Miesville pitching wasn't very sharp on opening day giving up 6 earned runs on 8 hits and giving up 10 walks. The bats weren't much better only collecting 6 hits on the day, 3 of which came from the lead-off hitter Matt Van Der Bosch.
Next the Mudhens picked up a game with the St. Paul Shamrocks and started to get things rolling a bit, beating the Shamrocks 11-1 in 7 innings. Erik Olson started for the Hens and gave Miesville a nice start to the game going 4 innings giving up 1 earned run, with 2 K's and 1 walk. Andrew Werner pitched the final 3 innings only giving up 1 hit while striking out 2. The offensive effort was much better collecting 11 runs on 13 hits, lead by Alex LaShomb going 3-4 with 2 doubles and an RBI. Miesville also collected multiple hits from Jordy Horsch, Chuck Bruchu, and Tim Kuzniar.
After another rainout against the Minnetonka Millers, Miesville took on the Faribault Lakers who competed until the final weekend in the 2014 state tournament last year. The game was tied 2-2 until the 6th inning when Miesville erupted for 8 runs capped by a 3 run blast by Deryk Marks. Then in the 7th, Miesville loaded the bases and walked off with a 2 run single by Matt Van Der Bosch, ending the game 12-2. Marks was on fire for the Hens at the plate, finishing the day 4-4 with 2 doubles. 2 home runs, and 6 RBI on the day! Chuck Bruchu had 2 hit's himself scoring 2 runs. Andrew Yetzer picked up his first win of the season going 5 innings giving up 2 earned runs on 4 hits, 3 walks, and 3 K's. Brian Meyers pitch the final 2 scoreless innings.
This week Miesville plays all home games vs the St. Paul Capitals on Wed @ 8pm, Lake City on Friday @ 8pm, and the Moorhead Brewers on Sunday @ 2pm.