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Published On: February 4th, 2010

(Mankato, MN)– The Mankato MoonDogs Baseball Club, a member of the Northwoods League, is excited to announce the signing of two players for the 2010 season. Outfielder Danny Miller and pitcher Ryan Demmin, currently playing for Minnesota State, Mankato (Mankato, MN), have committed to a summer of baseball with the MoonDogs.

Miller, a 6’1’’ 180lb. junior, led the MoonDogs last season in RBI’s with 29 and walks with 53. A regular in the MoonDogs line-up, Miller played in 63 games, and had 209 at-bats, both good for second on the team.

For this upcoming 2010 season, Miller has been selected to be a team captain for the Mavericks squad.

Last season with MSU, Miller had high production, leading the team with 10 homeruns. The All-NSIC First Team player had 43 RBI’s, a .351 batting average, and 61 hits. Miller, a native of Eden Prairie, MN, has been named to the NSIC players to watch list for the 2010 season. In the 2009 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference championship game Miller provided the run producing, game-winning single which propelled the Mavericks to the NCAA Division II tournament.

Coach Mike Orchard said, "Danny can be very versatile for us since he plays the outfield and first base and look forward to having the returning all-star.”

Last season, Demmin was named the starting pitcher to the Northwoods League Postseason All-star team, with a 1.36 ERA, good for second best in the league. Demmin, a 6’1’’ 210lb. senior, will be playing his second season with the MoonDogs. This Oshkosh, WI, native led the MoonDogs last season in innings pitched with 79.2, strike-outs with 72, and tied for the team lead in wins with 5.

This will be Demmin’s first season with the Mavericks, as he transfers from UW-Oshkosh. Last season at Oshkosh, Demmin posted a 4-4 record, while leading the team with 55 strike-outs.

"He is a leader, top of the rotation guy for us and had an incredible season. It will be a challenge to be as good as he was last year, because he did such a great job,” complimented Coach Orchard.

The Mankato MoonDogs Home Opener is scheduled for Wednesday, June 2 at 7:05 against the Rochester Honkers. Single game tickets will go on sale in early May. Season tickets are now on sale at the new MoonDogs office located 1221 Caledonia Street. For more information visit the MoonDogs website at or call the MoonDogs Office at 507-625-7047.