The Waterloo Bucks used the long-ball and capitalized on a crucial MoonDogs error in the top of the seventh to take the win away from the ‘Dogs 4-3.
Aaron Grant got the 1,022 MoonDogs fans in attendance on their feet, as he hit his first home run of the season in the bottom of the third to make it 1-0.
After the Bucks tied it at one in the top of the fifth, the MoonDogs came right back and posted two runs of their own to make it 3-1. But unfortunately for the ‘Dogs, the sixth and seventh innings turned out to be very unkind.
The Bucks connected on solo home runs in both the sixth and seventh innings to tie the score at three. Later in the top of the seventh, they scored an unearned run to take the lead for good 4-3.
Will Krout got the nod for the MoonDogs as he went six and two-third innings allowing four runs (3 earned), on nine hits, while shooting down six Bucks batters.
Tony Gonzalez went 2-2 on the night with a run scored, a stolen base and a hit-by-pitch for the ‘Dogs.
Tonight the MoonDogs will look for revenge in the final game of the two game series at Franklin Rogers Park. It’s "Guranteed Shoot Down the Bucks Night” where if the MoonDogs lose, all fans will receive a free ticket to a future MoonDogs game. Tickets can be purchased at either Mankato Hy-Vee locations or the MoonDogs ticket office, otherwise call 507-625-7047.