Area amateur baseball: Miesville 6, St. Paul Capitals 5 (7 innings)
A shorthanded Mudhens squad shook off the rust and won its season opener Wednesday at Dunning Baseball Stadium in St. Paul.
"It was my absolutely first anything," Miesville player/manager Matt Van Der Bosch said. "I didn't even play catch (beforehand)."
Van Der Bosch said he had tried to schedule practices, but they had been canceled because of the wet spring.