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Published On: July 21st, 2007

(Mankato, MN) – MoonDogs starter Luke Vine left the game after just an inning and a third, but the MoonDogs (5-7, 22-24) bullpen dominated the Duluth Husky (7-5, 27-19) bats, using four pitchers and giving up just one run on four hits over the final 7 2/3 innings pitched, leading to a 4-2 MoonDogs victory Friday night in Duluth. The MoonDogs needed just six hits to put up the four runs they needed to take the win.

First baseman Adam Abraham led the way for the MoonDog offense, going 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI. James Keithley was 1-for-3, recording his 15th steal of the year and driving in a run. Second baseman Sean Nicol scored once and drove in a run for the MoonDogs. Shortstop Jason Christian and left fielder Jovan Rodriguez each scored once.

After Vine’s early exit, Matt Mossey threw 3 2/3 innings, giving up just two hits. Reliever Josh Castanza gave up the only Duluth run against the bullpen. He went 1 2/3 innings, giving up one run on two hits. Alan Oaks (1-0) took the win after throwing a hitless inning and a third, and Chad Dawson recorded his tenth save of the season after pitching a scoreless ninth inning.

The Duluth offense only managed five hits against the MoonDogs pitching, led by Joe Bonadonna, who was 2-for-3 with a double, three stolen bases, and two runs scored. Right fielder Ryan Jones was 1-for-3 with Duluth’s only RBI.

Duluth starter Zachary Von Tersch (5-3) went 7 2/3 innings pitched, giving up four runs, two earned, on six hits while fanning six. Reliever Adian Kummett walked two without recording an out, and Matt Patterson finished off the game for the Huskies, going a scoreless inning and a third.