There has been a bad taste in the mouths of the Minneota Mudhens since they lost last year in a one-sided game to Clinton.
Tyson Sonnenburg belted a three-run home run and Jake Leighton had four hits, including a double and a triple, as the Minneota Mudhens routed the Tracy Engineers 26-10 in their season opener on Sun
Still seeking that first trip to the Minnesota Amateur Baseball Class C State Tournament are the Minneota Mudhens.
Minneota is now 13-10 overall this year and will play at 5 p.m. Saturday at Madison against the Clinton Cards in their opening game of the Section 9C Tournament.
All Minneota wanted Sunday was a "warm-up" game before next Saturday's playoff opener with the Clinton Cards.
Beau Buysse sat in the dugout, somewhat stunned.
"They just played better than we did," he said after a 6-3 Mudhen loss to the Cottonwood Cardinals.
Sometimes you just don't have it.
The Minneota Mudhens’ annual Paul Larson Memorial Tourney, honoring the late Mayor Paul Larson, will be held Saturday, June 9 in Minneota.