Published On: April 28th, 2009

MoonDogs Sign Two from San Diego


(Mankato, MN)–The Mankato MoonDogs Baseball Club, a member of the Northwoods League, is proud to announce the signing of two players for the 2009 season.  Sophomore utility player Tony Strazzara and freshman utility player Bryan Haar, both of the University of San Diego (San Diego, CA), have committed to play for the MoonDogs this summer.


Strazzara, a 5’11” 175 lb. sophomore from Scottsdale, AZ, is returning for his second summer in Mankato. He is currently hitting .346 overall with eight doubles and 16 RBI in 34 games played for USD. Last summer for the MoonDogs, he hit .226 with 12 doubles, two home runs, 11 RBI, and drew 13 walks in 50 games


“We’re excited to have Tony back with the MoonDogs this summer, said MoonDogs General Manager Kyle Mrozek.” He had a good first campaign with us, and we’re looking for him to carry over his strong offensive year at USD to Mankato, and be a team leader for us.”


Haar, a 6’3” 190 lb. freshman from San Diego, CA, has played in 29 games for the Toreros this year.  He is currently hitting .272 (.317 in conference) with five doubles, two home runs, and 30 RBI. Bryan has seen playing time in the infield, outfield, and on the mound for USD. During the summer of 2008, he played for the league champion Anchorage Glacier Pilots of the Alaska Baseball League, where he was named a Second Team All-Star.


“Although only a freshman, Bryan brings experience to the MoonDogs having played last summer in Alaska, said Mrozek.” He can play a variety of positions, and will be an important part of our lineup.”


The University of San Diego Toreros sport a 27-17 record overall, and are in first place in the West Coast Conference with a 10-5 record. They are currently ranked #30 in the NCBWA College Baseball Poll.

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