(Mankato, MN) – The Alexandria Beetles (10-11) and David Randall (Mercer) proved to be too much for the Mankato MoonDogs (9-11) on Wednesday night, in Alexandria at Knute Nelson Memorial Ballpark, as they win 5-1.
Randall allowed two hits, walked two, and struck out seven MoonDogs in 6 1/3 innings, while picking up the win. Jake Tanis (Mercer) of the Beetles went 1-for-3 with a homerun in the seventh inning to derail a MoonDogs comeback attempt.
Mankato scored once in the top of the seventh on a Danny Miller (Minnesota State) double that plated Sam Eberle (Jacksonville). However, Miller would be left stranded on second to end the inning, and the ‘Dogs rally.
Blake Schwartz (Minnesota State) got the nod for the MoonDogs and made in through two innings, allowing three runs and fanning one Beetle. Tim Fangman (Blackhawk JC) replaced Schwartz to start the third, due to Schwartz reaching his pitch count limit. Fangman stopped the bleeding for four innings, before allowing a run in his fifth and final inning of work.
The MoonDogs return home for two games starting Saturday, June 26th against the St. Cloud River Bats for Dora the Explorer night, presented by Charter Communications. The next night is Think Pink Night where players will be wearing pink jerseys that will be auctioned off throughout the night, and the proceeds will go to a local Susan G Komen team. Think Pink Night is presented by Liv Aveda Salon & Spa, Mankato Clinic, Denco Lighting & Country 103.5.