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8.8.2017

Hens on to State... Win Streak at 21 Games!

Miesville swept both playoff games vs Hastings (11-1 and 12-3) earning them a State Tournament birth as Section 1B's top seeded team.  Section 1B is sending 3 other teams to state as well; #2 Dundas, #3 Elko, and #4 Northfield.  Side note... the CCVL is sending 5 teams total to the State Tournament as Hampton and Cannon Falls have qualified for the C tournament as well.

The Mudhens have an overall record of 31-3 on the season and now have upped their season high winning streak to 21 games after defeating the Dundas Dukes in yesterday's exhibition game at CHS 5-3.

The first round of state will be the weekend of the 18th in Green Isle/Hamburg/Norwood but game times are yet to be determined as other sections need to be completed and seeded.

Meanwhile... Miesville has added one last home game with St. Louis Park on Tuesday, August 15th @ 8pm.  This will be a tune up game for both teams to prepare for State.  

We will update with tournament dates when we have this info and hope we can see you all one last time at the Jack on 8/15!



8.4.2017

Playoffs to Start Tonight at the Jack!

The Mudhens will host the Hastings Hawks tonight for game #1 of the Best-of-Three series play to advance to the state tournament.  Miesville is the #1 seed in Section 1B and Hastings comes in as the #8 seed.

Game time tonight is 8pm.  Game 2 will be in Hastings Sunday 8/6 @ 2pm, and game 3 (if necessary) would be back in Miesville 8/11 @ 8pm.

It should be a great atmosphere and night for baseball.  Hope to see you there!




8.1.2017

Hen's Win Streak is at 17!  Playoffs to Begin 8/4

Miesville has swept another week of games defeating Waterville (10-6),  the Austin Greyhounds (12-1), and Chaseburg-Coon Valley (9-2) upping their win streak to a season high 17 games!  Miesville is now 27-3 overall on the year and finished with a Section 1B record of 14-2.

The Mudhens will host the last regular season game vs the Champlin LoGators on Wed 8/2 @ 8pm.  Game 1 of the Section Best of Three Playoff will start Fri 8/4 in Miesville@ 8pm vs the winner of the 8/3 play-in-game with the #9 Austin Blue Sox and the #8 Hastings Hawks.  Game 2 of the series will be in either Hastings or Austin Sunday 8/6 @ 2pm and game 3 (if necessary) would be back in Miesville 8/11 @ 8pm.  

Not too many opportunities to see the Hens in action in Miesville so we look forward to seeing you all at the Jack for these last couple of home dates!


7.28.2017

Mudhens to Play at the St. Paul Saints CHS Field Aug. 7th

The Miesville Mudhens have been invited to participate in an exhibition game at CHS Field in St. Paul (home of the Saints) to take part in a Kids Day event they will be having.  Miesville will play their CCVL rival the Dundas Dukes in the exhibition.  

The date of the game is Monday, August 7th at 11am.  What a great excuse to "call in sick" to work!

The Mudhens will be taking a bus up to the game for all fans and supporters.  The Bus will leave from Dan's Bar in New Trier at 9:30 am and will return after the game.  I'm sure coolers are encouraged!  Miesville will need at least 30 confirmed riders to secure a bus so you would need to contact Joe Meyers (612.598.3633 or jhdmmeyers@aol.com) to reserve a spot.  This will be first come first serve and he will need to know by Aug 4th at the very latest.

Hope to see you all there!


7.25.2017

Schedule Update

Tomorrows game has been rescheduled with the Waterville Indians instead of the BARC Bullfrogs because of a player availability issue on the Bullfrog's side.  See you tomorrow at the Jack at 8pm!

7.24.2017

Win Streak is at 14 Games... Hens lock up #1 Seed in Section 1B

After a mid-week rain-out, Miesville continued their winning ways defeating Hastings 12-0 this past Friday night and then on Sunday traveled to Austin to beat the Blue Sox 4-0.  Doing so, Miesville mathematically clinched the Section 1B top seed and will play the #8 seed in a best of 3 series to go to state (#2-#8 seeds are yet to be determined).

Miesville is now 24-3 on the year as they head into the final 4 games of the regular season.  This week the Hens will host the BARC Bullfrogs Wed night at 8pm, travel to Austin again on Saturday for a 2pm game with the Greyhounds, Host the Chaseburg-Coon Valley Blues (Wi) Sunday at 2pm, and the final home regular season game will be the following Wed at 8pm vs the Champlin LoGators.




7.21.2017

Schiller and Johnson to be Inducted to the Mudhens Hall of Fame


Tonight (weather permitting) the Miesville Mudhens will induct two individuals into the Mudhen's Hall of Fame, Diane Schiller and Jim "Juice" Johnson.

Diane Schiller has been part of the Mudhens board and organization for the past 14 years.  Diane has been heavily involved in many projects especially the annual bowling and banquet fundraisers.  She single handily would produce the majority of donations and sponsors for these events.  Without Diane's contributions, it's safe to say these events and the Mudhens organization would have suffered to get by.

Jim "Juice" Johnson Has a long history with the Mudhens dating back to 1972.  He played for 16 of those years, managed for 8 years total, and was an integral part of the Mudhens board for 40 years.   Probably his biggest legacy with Miesville is his first hand guidance in the construction and maintenance of Jack Ruhr Field and the high regard it is held today as considered of one of the best town ball parks in the state of Mn.  
There can be no doubt, the renowned Jack Ruhr field and Miesville Mudhen baseball would not be what it is today without the dedication of Jim “Juice” Johnson and his love of everything associated with the game.  He has always been, and will remain, a great ambassador for every level of this great game.




7.19.2017

Game Cancelled Due to Weather


Tonight's game vs the Minneapolis Lakers has been cancelled due to the storms this evening.  This game will not be made up at this point.  Hopefully the rain will stay away for Miesville night this Friday.  Hope to see you there!


7.17.2017

Miesville Sweeps Weekend, Now 22-3 Overall

The Mudhens are riding a 12 game winning streak as they swept this past weekend contests with Rochester and Hastings in Section 1B play (13-4 and 12-1 respectively) and now sit alone in first place for Section 1B.  Dundas was tied with the Hens but split a pair of games with Elko over the weekend.  

Miesville has 3 Section games left in the regular season and 7 games overall before the playoffs start on 8/4.

This Wednesday Miesville will host the Minneapolis Lakers at 8pm, Friday night Hastings will visit the Jack for Miesville Night with an 8pm start and then the Hens will travel to Austin to take on the Greyhounds on Sunday at 4pm.




7.7.2017

Mudhens Mid-Season Update

As the first few days of July are behind us, the Miesville Mudhens find themselves with a 16-3 overall record (9-2 CCVL and 7-2 Section 1B) winning 13 of their last 14 games.

Currently the Hens sit in 2nd place with a 7-2 record in Section 1B play behind the rival Dundas Dukes who are 5-1 in section play.

The Mudhens are set to host Lyon's Pub tonight at 8pm in Miesville and will play Dundas on Sunday at 2pm in Miesville.

The current remaining schedule, as well as all previous game box scores can be accessed here:


http://miesvillemudhens.teams.mnbaseball.org/Schedule


6.11.2017

Game Postponed Due to Rain

Today's game vs. Rochester has been postponed to a later date because of rain and will be rescheduled at a later date.  Miesville will be back in action Wednesday 6/14 at 8pm vs Hampton in Miesville.

6.3.2017


Miesville Opens Season and Starts 3-0

The Mudhens opened this year's season right where they left off last year by going 3-0 taking care of Cannon Falls, Red Wing, and Forest Lake in that order.

In the season and home opener vs. Cannon Falls, Miesville took the first game of the season 6-0.  Miesville was up 1-0 and added 2 runs in the 5th, 2 in the 6th, and added the final run in the 7th.  Shannon Ahern picked up his first win on the year going 7 innings allowing only 4 hits and striking out 6 batters.

The annual Memorial Day game vs Red Wing was tied 1-1 when Miesville added a run in the 5th, 2 in the 6th, 3 in the 7th, and another in the 8th.  The Mudhens walked away with the victory with an 8-1 final.  Jacob Dickmeyer picked up the win on the bump allowing only 2 hits over 7 innings of work and striking out 7.  Deryk Marks and Zack Laffey both had 2 hits and an RBI each.

Last night the Hens defeated Forest Lake who was a state tournament team last year by a score 7-4.  The Miesville bats were starting to come alive pounding out 15 hits in the come from behind victory.  Shannon Ahern started on the mound and gave up 2, 2 run home runs early but finished strong going 5 innings allowing 4 runs (3 earned) and struck out 5.  Steve Maher and Connor Malcolm were great out of the pen going 2 innings each giving up no hits and striking out 4.  Offensively Miesville had many contributors but was lead by Matt Van Der Bosch going 3-3 reaching base all 5 plate appearances while Nate Hammes added a solo home run and going 2-4 on the night himself.

Miesville's first big test of the year will come tomorrow as they travel to rival Dundas for a 2pm Section 1B game.  This should be a great game as Dundas and Miesville are the last 2 teams to win the MBA Class B State Tournaments.  Hope to see you Miesville supporters there!


5.23.2017

2017 Season Preview

The Mudhens look not to rebuild from their 2016 State Championship but rather to reload for another title run in 2017.  There will be some changes to the 2017 roster, 3 player losses but also 6 new player signs.  Miesville will lose a veteran pitcher in Derek Goodnature to retirement and a young middle infielder in Jordan Lugowski as he will be moving to Arizona.  Perhaps the most significant loss will be Chuck Bruchu as he's hit at the top of the lineup for Miesville in all of his years with the club and was one of 4 players who hit over .400 for Miesville last year.  Chuck will be joining the Navy as a dentist and will be departing sometime in early August.

As for the 6 new roster signs, 3 of which have professional baseball experience:  

Mark Moriarty (RHP) will be joining Miesville after most recently pitched for the Prescott Pirates and the Hastings Hawks.  Mark has professional experience with the St. Paul Saints and played collegiality with St. Scholastica.   Mark has been one of the better pitchers in the area for the past 10 years or so and will definitely be a top arm for Miesville as well.

Pat Kelly is a former Mn Twins draft pick and former Nebraska Cornhusker standout also spent some time last season with the Lincoln Saltdogs.  The middle infielder will be joining Miesville after previously playing in the CCVL with the Hastings Hawks and a brief stint with the Red Wing Aces.  Pat will be a top of the order guy that will bring a lot to the table both offensively and defensively.

Mike Kvasnicka will also be joining Miesville this season and hasn't played in the MBA for several years but most recently with Elko.  Mike was a University of Minnesota standout and a supplemental 1st round draft pick of the Houston Astros.  He also spent time with the Mn Twins organization and the St. Paul Saints.  Mike brings much versatility to the table as he's able to play multiple positions and can hit from both sides of the plate.  His presence will be felt in the middle of an already potent line-up.

Ronnie Sweeny is a first year sign for Miesville as he's finishing his Sr year with Woodbury HS.  The tall corner infielder will bring much needed youth and a nice left handed pop from the plate.  Ronnie will be attending Iowa Western CC next fall.

Reed Collins is another first year HS sign for the Mudhens.  Reed is finishing up his Sr year at Farmington HS and again is a corner infielder with some size and a nice presence from the right handed batters box.  He will be enrolling at Ellsworth CC this fall.

Last but not least is Connor Malcom.  The RHP Woodbury native just finished his freshman year at Bethal University where he tallied a very low 1.23 ERA in over 14 innings of work.  Connor will fit nicely in a relief role in his first year with the Hens.

 

3.29.2017


2017 Season Just Around the Corner!


The 2017 season is coming up quick as the Miesville Mudhens look to defend their 2016 State Championship as the 2017 regular season schedule has been finalized.  This season takes on a bit of a new look as Section 1B has brought in 3 new teams (Austin Blue Sox, Austin Greyhounds and the Rochester Royals) making it an 8 team section.  The Minnesota Baseball Association decided to cut the number of sections from 8 to 4, thus adding the number of teams/section.  This year, 4 teams from each section will move on to the state tournament making each section much more competitive.

This year, Miesville has compiled a 33 regular season schedule, 22 of which will be played at historic Jack Ruhr Field in Miesville.  For a complete game schedule please follow this link:  

http://miesvillemudhens.teams.mnbaseball.org/Schedule

We look forward to another great summer and hopefully another chance at a title run!  See you all very soon and please keep checking back for updates.





1.16.2017

Bowling Fundraiser Set for January 28th

It’s time to start thinking baseball again! The Mudhens annual no-tap bowling tournament (party) is scheduled for Saturday January 28 at Nybo's in Red Wing. Check-in will start at 11:00 AM and bowling will start at 12:30 PM. Cost is $25 per person which includes all of your bowling and prizes. There will be various prizes throughout the afternoon. To sign up yourself or a group contact Joe Meyers at jhdmmeyers@aol.com or by phone at 612-598-3633.



9.8.2016


MIesville is the 2016 State Champions!



The Miesville Mudhens won the Minnesota Baseball Association’s Class B state championship on Labor Day with a 6-3 win over the Moorhead Brewers

The Mudhens won Saturday, Sept. 4, 5-4 in walk-off fashion against the Shakopee Indians to advance to the state championship game.  In a back and forth game, Miesville had the last laugh as Chuck Bruchu had the game winning RBI single with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th.  Ryan Fritze picked up the win on the mound 2 innings of scoreless relief.

In the championship game, Miesville didn't give Moorhead much of a chance as starting pitcher Steve Maher took a complete game shut-out into the ninth inning and the Miesville bats slowly chipped away at the Brewers, scoring two runs in the first, one in the second and third, and then single runs in the sixth and eighth innings. Going into the ninth the Mudhens led 6-0.

With the no outs in the ninth, Maher gave up a single and then walked the next batter. With two men on and no outs, the Brewers’ Chris Clemenson gave them hope with a three-run home run. The score now 6-3, Chris Olean came in to pitch and got the save and the Mudhens a state championship.

The team’s manager and relief pitcher, Olean said the Mudhens were playing their best ball down the stretch into the state tournament.

“We were playing solid baseball all around,” Olean said. “We had pretty good at-bats up and down the order and we’re tough to pitch too with all those veterans. Defensively I wouldn’t call us flashy, but we make all the routine plays and we’re consistent. On the mound we had guys who stepped up.”

Olean said he knew the Mudhens would have an advantage with their hitting, even with Moorhead’s ace Tanner Dahl pitching.

“The pitcher Moorhead threw (Dahl) had thrown two complete, nine-inning games back to back on Friday and only gave up one earned run and had lots of strikeouts,” Olean explained. “They pitched him again today and he looked a little tired and wasn’t as aggressive which helped us.”

The Mudhens’ Deryk Marks came away with the tournament MVP which he proved he deserved when he led Miesville with three hits, two RBIs and was only a single away from the cycle against Moorhead.

Charles Bruchu had two hits while Nate Hammes, Matt Van Der Bosch, Brian Sprout and Jordy Horsch added an RBI each.

Steve Maher pitched eight innings, gave up three runs on six hits with three strikeouts and three walks to earn the win. Olean pitched one inning and gave up one hit to get the save.

“We had a really good group of guys who came together,” Olean said. “A thank you to all of the support staff who helped us and to all the fans who followed us and supported us.”

Miesville finished the season with an overall record of 33-4 and won eight straight games in the playoffs and state tournament to take home 6th state championship in the Mudhens' history.











 

 

                  
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