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MoonDogs Win Streak Snapped by Larks

BISMARCK- N.D. The Mankato MoonDogs fell to the Bismarck Larks 10-0 on Friday night and the Larks scored all ten runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, sending 15 to the plate. It began as a pitchers duel for both teams. Ricky Digrugilliers (MSU) pitched seven scoreless innings for Mankato and allowed 2 hits, walked one, and struck out 7 while Carson Celine pitched 7 innings and allowed just three hits on three walks and three strikeouts for Bismarck.

Then the nightmare eighth inning for Mankato started when Jeff Mays led off with a base hit on relief pitcher Andy Fisher (Illinois). Scooter Bynum Singled and Ryan Anderson broke the scoreless tie with a base hit up the middle of the infield. Then the runs kept coming for Bismarck. MoonDogs shortstop Ryan Kreidler was charged with back to back errors on ground balls hit in his direction. The Larks ended up with 10 runs on 7 hits, 3 errors, and two left on base. It was the most runs the MoonDogs have allowed in a single inning through 71 games this summer.

The loss snapped Mankato's five game win streak and dropped their second half north division record to 22-12 (42-28 overall). The Larks improved to 13-21 (29-40). The MoonDogs will be back in action tomorrow night at Mayo Field in Rochester. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm and the game will be broadcaster on AM1230 the Fan Mankato.

 

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 180 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 website. For more information, visit www.northwoodsleague.com or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.