For the second time this season, the Northwoods League saw two of its best pitchers go head to head, Thomas Diamond and Will Krout.
Diamond leads the league in ERA and strike outs, while Krout leads the league in innings pitched, complete games and shut outs. Krout is 4th in ERA and second in wins, as well
In the first matchup MoonDogs pitcher Will Krout got the win after going 10 innings without allowing a run, while St. Cloud’s Thomas Diamond could only go 9 innings doing the same.
In last nights rematch, it wasn’t the 0-0 game of old, as the runs that were being scored were on errors. Each team commited 2 errors in the game, with the game-winning run scoring on one.
Will Krout threw all 10 innings for the MoonDogs, while Thomas Diamond bowed out after 7, giving way to St. Cloud’s closer, J.P. Martinez.
In the bottom of the 10th the ‘Bats were able to squeak out one last run and get the win. The final score was 4-3.
The MoonDogs were able to put together 6 hits on the night, including a 2-5 performace from Aaron Grant. Ryan Chiarelli was 1-2, but did score all 3 MoonDogs runs.
The same two teams play tonight, in St. Cloud, before the MoonDogs return home Sunday night for a 6:05 game with the Wisconsin Woodchuks.