North Alabama Sends Two to MoonDogs
MANKATO, Minn.-The Mankato MoonDogs, a member of the Northwoods League is pleased to announce the addition of pitcher Jacob Westerhouse and infielder Dylan Boston to the 2014 MoonDogs roster.
Westerhouse, a 5-foot 11-inch, 185-pound junior from the University of North Alabama, made 11 relief appearances last year for the Lions pitching 11.2 innings while walking seven and striking out 14.
This came after a very good freshman season where Westerhouse made 19 relief appearances, had a 4.74 earned run average, and allowed just 12 runs while walking 4 and striking out 14.
Westerhouse, a right-handed pitcher, will likely be counted on in the bullpen for the MoonDogs this summer.
Boston, a 6-foot-1-inch, 215-pound junior at North Alabama started all 50 games for the Lions as a sophomore at designated hitter. He was selected second-team All-Gulf South Conference, hitting .352 with five home runs, 43 runs batted in and 34 runs scored.
Boston also had a .544 slugging percentage and .398 on base percentage. He was the clean-up hitter in 47 of 50 games for the Lions.
The MoonDogs home opener is scheduled for Wednesday, May 28 at 7:05 p.m. against the Alexandria Blue Anchors at Franklin Rogers Park. Season tickets are now on sale at the MoonDogs office located at 1221 Caledonia Street
The Mankato MoonDogs are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 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 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live and free of charge via the Northwoods League YouTube channel. For more information, visit www.mankatomoondogs.com.