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Weather Halts MoonDogs Progress

Weather Halts MoonDogs Progress

(Mankato, Minn.) – The Mankato MoonDogs (9-13) pitching staff appeared back on track against the second place St. Cloud River Bats (13-10) at Franklin Rogers Park in Mankato before the game was suspended due to rain, tied at 0-0 in the bottom of the sixth inning Saturday night.

Over 800 fans attended Dora "The Explorer” night presented by Charter Communications and watched closely as MoonDogs starter, Ryan Demmin (Minnesota State), was perfect through 5 2/3 innings before an error by new MoonDog Bryan Horst (UC Riverside). Demmin had also punched out eight River Bats when the game was called. A Robbie Robinson (Valparaiso) double was the lone highlight on offense for the ‘Dogs before the game was called in the bottom of the sixth with one out and Taylor Wrenn (USC) due up to the plate.

Matt Lewis (St. Scholastica) went the 5 1/3 innings for the River Bats, allowing four hits and retiring three MoonDogs via the strikeout.

The game will be resumed in the bottom of the sixth and will be played in its entirety starting at 5:05 p.m. and the gates will open at 4:05 p.m. The regularly scheduled game will begin 20 minutes after the last out is recorded, and all nine innings will be played. Sunday is Think Pink Night as the MoonDogs help raise money for breast cancer awareness. The team will be wearing pink jerseys and hats that will be auctioned off throughout the night with all of the proceeds going to a local Susan G Komen team. Think Pink Night is put on in conjunction with Liv Aveda Salon & Spa, Denco Lighting, Country 103.5, & the Mankato Clinic.