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Errors Cost MoonDogs Second Game Against Waterloo

WATERLOO, Iowa. A couple of defensive errors and a diving catch by Tyler Bordner in left field cost the MoonDogs the second game of the two-game series as they fell to Waterloo on Thursday night 2-1 at Riverfront Stadium. The MoonDogs got a run in the top of the second inning on a bunt single by Ethan Valdez. Jake Shepski came around to score, but the lead was short lived. Waterloo struck back in the bottom of the third to tie the game at one. With two outs, the MoonDogs walked Korry Howell. Then a single by Drew Greenwood put runners on the corners. Jay Schuyler reached base next on an error by Ethan Valdez on a ground ball to second base.

 

The game remained tied at one for the next four innings until the bottom of the eighth. Jay Schuyler again reached on an error, this time by MoonDogs third baseman Jake Shepski. A walk to Malis and a base hit by Deion Thompson scored the go ahead run for the Bucks and Brandon Downey came in to pick up the save in the ninth, getting Valdez to ground into a 5-4-3 double play.

 

Matthew Perea got the win in relief for the Bucks, working the eighth inning and not allowing a run while walking two. Perea was helped by a diving, wall hitting catch in left field by Tyler Bordner. Had it not been for the catch, the MoonDogs would have scored a run to tie the game. Addison Reed took the loss, giving up the go ahead run. The MoonDogs (5-5) will be back home tomorrow night for the first game of a two game set against the Thunder Bay Border Cats. First pitch at Franklin Rogers Park is scheduled for 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.