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Published On: June 3rd, 2009

Mankato, Minn. – In an unorthodox doubleheader, the Mankato MoonDogs took a pair of games from the Rochester Honkers Wednesday evening. The MoonDogs won their suspended game from May 29 with a Danny Miller double in the bottom of the 14th, then followed it with a 13-hit, 13-run barrage, as they took game two 13-5.

Miller (Minnesota State) ended the first game less than 20 minutes in, as his slicing double down the left field line brought in Jimmy Patterson (Central Arizona) for the winning run.

Game two was all MoonDogs, as they tagged starter Bret Mitchell for eight runs on seven hits in 3.2 innings. Cody Fick (Evansville) took center stage for the MoonDogs, as the sophomore went 4-5 with three RBI and a run, falling a triple short of the cycle.

Chris Murrill (Nicholls State) was also a catalyst, going 2-5 with two runs and three RBI from the leadoff spot. Miller also posted two RBI and "The X,” Xorge Carillo (Central Arizona) scored three runs and drove in two.

The middle innings is where the ‘Dogs took a bite out the Honkers, as all their runs came from the third through the seventh innings. Murrill started the scoring after scoring on a Nick Judkins (Iowa Central) double. After Judkins was caught sneaking off second, and Miller walked, Fick delivered a two-run bomb to deep left field to put Mankato up 3-0.

The fourth inning brought more fireworks from both teams, as the MoonDogs exploded for five runs. Rochester manager Rusty McNamara was ejected from the game after taking Mitchell out for arguing balls and strikes.

From there it was all MoonDogs, as they posted pairs of runs in the fifth and sixth, and one more in the seventh. The 13 total hits was a season high and the 13 runs was one short of the MoonDog total from the last five games.

Rance Roundy went 3-4 for Rochester and Aaron Dunsmore blasted a three-run home run in the sixth to pace Rochester.

Mitchell suffered the loss, dropping to 0-1, while Adam Jung (Central Arizona) was victorious for the MoonDogs, throwing four innings in relief, moving to 1-0 on the summer.

The MoonDogs will return the home-and-home favor to the Honkers, as they will travel to Rochester tomorrow for a 7:05 start from Mayo Field.