Mankato, Minn – The MoonDogs weathered a win on Friday night and beat the Duluth Huskies handily by a score of 6-1 at Franklin Rogers Park. Jordan Remer (San Francisco) made his season debut on Friday. Remer had a fantastic debut, pitching six innings on the night, giving up one run on three hits and striking out eight Duluth batters. Remer also carried a no-hitter through 4 2/3 innings.
As a team, the MoonDogs had a great night from the plate. In the six innings of play the team scored six runs on nine hits. James Roberts (USC) was 2-for-3 on the night with two hits and two RBIs. Cody Ferrell (Seminole St.) led the MoonDog offense going 2-for-2 with two runs scored and two RBIs and a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth, his third home run of the season. Shaun Cooper (Utah) preceded Ferrell two at bats earlier in the inning with a solo home run of his own, also his third of the season.
Going into the top of the seventh, rain started to fall from the sky and the game was delayed.
The rain did not hurt anyone’s spirits, however. During the rain delay, the fans were entertained by players from both teams performing skits in the rain. MoonDogs James Roberts (USC) and Logan Taylor (Northeast Texas) kickoffed the entertainment with a game of "air tennis”. The two mimicked a tennis match with water cups. Then before the fans’ very eyes, Duluth Huskies Mike Bisenius (Wayne St.) and Dylan Thomas (Des Moines CC) came over and challenged Roberts and Taylor to a friendly doubles match. Needless to say, the fans were quite entertained by the long rallies displayed by the two sides. MoonDogs starting pitcher Jordan Remer contributed to the air tennis match as the ball boy. The two teams also performed human bowling, human curling, and human "buck hunter” which consisted of MoonDogs pitcher Eric Wooten (Central Arizona) taking a broken bat, using them as antlers, and prancing around the outfield.
The entertainment lasted close to thirty minutes before the rain started to pour and the game was called. The MoonDogs get the victory and move to 11-4 on the season and head north to Brainerd for a two game weekend series against the Lunkers. The Lunkers are in second place in the North Division and are on the heels of the MoonDogs as they are only one game behind the MoonDogs in the standings at the time of this press release.
The MoonDogs then return home Monday, June 20th and battle the Willmar Stingers at 6:05pm. Mondays’ game will be a doubleheader because of a postponement on June 14th due to rain. The doubleheader will consist of two seven inning games. Monday is Dollar Dog Night presented by Hormel.