Hunting Season Delayed
The Waterloo Bucks offense exploded with 14 hits while their pitching staff held the MoonDogs at bay, striking out 16 MoonDogs and allowing just 3 hits en route to an 11-2 win over the ‘Dogs. The loss marks the first road loss for the MoonDogs since winning four straight away games.
The Bucks tallied up four runs in the first inning and never looked back. Waterloo’s starting pitcher Rob Harmon tantalized the MoonDogs hitters in his 5.2 innings of work striking out 10 batters while allowing just 1 hit and 2 runs. The MoonDogs did remain aggressive on the base paths though, swiping six bases on the Bucks in a losing effort.
Ryan Addison led the MoonDogs in hitting with a 2-4 night at the plate and an RBI. Jon Rupno had the only other hit of the game going 1-4 on the night. Third baseman Reid Fronk extended his on-base streak to 18 games as he was walked and hit by a pitch. Fronk also stole two bases in the contest.
Lance Sewell relieved starting MoonDogs pitcher Mike Miller in the third inning. Sewell went on to pitch four innings of one hit, one run ball.
The MoonDogs continue their three game road trip in St. Cloud on Friday, July 1 at 7:05 p.m. The talented John Hadden will call all the action straight from St. Cloud. To listen, click the "Listen Live” link at www.mankatomoondogs.com. The MoonDogs will return home on Saturday, July 2, at 7:05 p.m. to host the St. Cloud River Bats. Saturday is "Latino Night” at "The Frank”. For tickets call the MoonDogs office at 507-625-7047 or stop by either Hy-Vee location in Mankato.