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MoonDogs Fall Into Game Two Log Jam

LACROSSE, Wisc. Collin Floyd struck out 10 hitters, but the MoonDogs dropped the second game of their two game set against the LaCrosse Loggers 6-5 at Copeland Park on Friday night. The Loggers started the second with a leadoff single by Ryan Mantle followed by a walk to Korey Lee and a single by Sage Bruhl, scoring Mantle from second. After a double by Garrett Christman, Mike Ferri reached base after a throwing error at third base by Drew Fearing, eventually giving LaCrosse a 4-2 lead. Two more runs in the third for LaCrosse ended TJ Satterly's day on the mound and Collin Floyd entered the game to pitch the rest of the way for Mankato.

 

The MoonDogs chipped away, grabbing runs in the fourth and fifth innings to get within one at 6-5, but LaCrosse scored one more in the eighth after a two out triple by Yahid Garrola, followed by a double by Ryan Mantle. McMahon came into the game in the ninth the pick up the save for the Loggers, the MoonDogs going down one, two, three in the final frame.

 

Kenton Crews had the best night at the plate for Mankato, going 3 for 5 in the number two position with one run scored. Catcher CJ Schaeffer had 2 runs batted in on a pair of sacrifice flies in the second and fourth innings. Cody Ebert pitched four complete innings in relief of LaCrosse starter Hunter Davis and earned the win, allowing two earned runs on three hits, walking one and striking out five MoonDogs hitters. The middle of the Loggers lineup did the most damage at the plate, and hitters 3 through 6 accumulated 2 hits apiece to help LaCrosse get to their 6 run total.

 

With the loss, the MoonDogs record falls to (2-2) in the North Division while the LaCrosse Loggers pick up their first win of the season and stand at (1-3). The MoonDogs continue their four game road trip with a pair of games against the Eau Claire Express, beginning Saturday night at Carson Park at 7:05pm.

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 The Mankato MoonDogs are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 23-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 170 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM).  All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit [www.mankatomoondogs.com]or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the MoonDogs as your favorite team.

 

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The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. The 23-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 170 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC).

All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. For more information, visit www.northwoodsleague.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.