Watertown Mudcats History
After playing for a better part of two decades in the Crow River Valley amatuer league many of the current Mudcat players decided it was time to take their talents to the Senior Leagues. Joining the Minnesota Senior Men's Amatuer Baseball Association in 2001, the Mudcats had early success including a Class A State Championship in 2003. Coming up with the Mudcat nickname was a difficult task but after some thought the team decided it was only fitting to name the team after the long time board member and town team supporter Jerome "Mudcat" Eckstrom.
The summer of 2011 proved to be a year in transition. The team officially moved to Watertown and with most of the original Mudcats retiring after the 2010 season the remaining squad looked to guys that hadn't swung a baseball bat in years but were looking to get back into the game. Slow going in the first half of the year, the Mudcats started to gel around the midpoint of the season. Finishing just below .500 for the regular season the Mudcats entered the "A" tournament as the number 2 seed and proceeded to go undefeated in the tournament to capture the NSCBL Class "A" championship title.
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