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Mankato Adds to Roster

MoonDogs Rope in Fourth Cowboy for 2014

MANKATO-Minn. The Mankato MoonDogs Baseball Club, a member of the Northwoods League is excited to announce the commitment of pitcher Trey Cobb for the 2014 MoonDogs season.

Cobb, a six-foot-one-inch, 190-pound freshman is the fourth player from Oklahoma State University to join the MoonDogs this year. This spring, Cobb has a 3.70 ERA in 14 appearances. He has given up 10 earned runs in 24.1 innings pitched, striking out 24 and walking 11.

At Broken Arrow high school, Cobb was named to the 2013 All-West Region first team by Perfect Game. He went 11-2 with a 1.05 ERA and 87 strikeouts as a senior. He was part of championship, runner-up, and state semifinal teams at Broken Arrow. As a junior, he went 10-2 on the mound with 88 strikeouts. He also hit .317 with 22 RBI’s at the plate.

Cobb, a right hander, was a 2012 Perfect Game Underclassman All American second team member and decided to go to Oklahoma State over other schools that recruited him such as LSU, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Arizona, Stanford, Florida, Miami, and Wichita State.

Coming into his freshman year at OSU, Perfect Game USA stated that that Cobb has a quick, compact arm that hides the ball well. He has a steady 88-90 mph fastball and maintains velocity from the stretch. He varies his speed on the curveball and has a good feel for the change up.

Cobb is majoring in sports media and both of his parents attended Oklahoma State. His grandfather, Frank Linzy, played 10 seasons in Major League Baseball.

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.