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Chillicothe News - Chillicothe, MO
  • Chillicothe Mudcats Play at Trenton's Burleigh Grimes Field Tonight, June 5

  • College-level baseball team to host Nevada Griffons in 7:05 p.m. contest after losing to Griffons 4-2 last night.
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  • Their 2013 season having begun last Saturday with an impressive 8-3 home win over Sedalia, the Chillicothe Mudcats college-level, wood-bat baseball team heads to Trenton tonight (Wednesday), looking to snap a 2-game losing streak since that debut triumph.
    The Mudcats (1-2, 1-2 MINK League) will host a "home" league game against the Nevada Griffons at Trenton's historic Burleigh Grimes Field, home of the North Central Missouri College Pirates and named for the baseball Hall of Famer who long lived and farmed in the Trenton area for many decades.
    Game time tonight will be 7:05 p.m. The admission price is $5 for adults, $1 for school students (including college-age) and younger. Small children (approximately age 10 and younger) who are not accompanied by a paying adult patron will be charged the adult admission price.
    [For a video featuring Mudcats head coach Eric Peterson, related to tonight's game at Trenton and the early days of the 2013 season, click on "More" on the red menu bar near the top of this page, pull down to "Video", and release your mouse button to see a list of titles.]
    This is the first time in their 12 seasons the Mudcats team has played a "home" game anywhere except Chillicothe.
    The Mudcats dropped the opener of the 3-game series with Nevada at Chillicothe's "June" Shaffer Memorial Park last (Tuesday) night, 4-2. Chillicothe built a quick 2-0 lead, but did poorly hitting with runners on base – especially in scoring position – all night, stranding nine men at either second or third base, as it was blanked over the last six innings.
    Nevada (2-1, 2-1 MINK) scored three times in the fourth inning to take the lead for good.
    Chillicothe out-hit Nevada 10-8, getting two hits each from Dane Fujinaka, David Zorn, and Nathan Lukes, who has had two hits in each of the first three games.
    The Mudcats lost their only road game thus far Sunday night at Omaha, Neb., falling to league foe Diamond Spirit 5-4.
    They'll be back at their normal home, Shaffer Park, Thursday night to wrap up the series with Nevada in a 7:05 p.m. contest.
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