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Willmar Stings the MoonDogs

MANKATO, Minn.—In a ninth inning effort to rally the Mankato MoonDogs come up short with a 6-5 loss to the Willmar Stingers Sunday at Think Pink night in Franklin Rogers Park.

Stingers second baseman, Kenny Roberts (Alabama) proved to be the MoonDogs kryptonite as he blasted not only one three-run home-run in the first inning to take the lead, but did so again in the third inning, driving in three more runs as the ‘Dogs trailed 0-6.

Offensively the MoonDogs were led by Trever Allen (Arizona State) who went 2-4 at the plate with a double and two RBI. Fighting their way back into the game, the ‘Dogs were behind 6-3 going into the bottom of the ninth. In a last effort, Chase Fowler (Southern Mississippi) drove in two runs on a one out double, putting the tying run at second. After a Blair Moore (Cal Baptist) fly out to center and a Chase Simpson (Oklahoma) walk, pinch hitter Drew Stankiewicz (Arizona State) would fly out to deep right field for the final out.

After tonight’s loss, the MoonDogs lead in the North Division is now just a half game over the Waterloo Bucks with ten days remaining in the first half. The Stingers who started 0-5 on the year, are now 16-5 in their last 21 games and just three games behind the first place MoonDogs.

The annual Think Pink night presented by Mankato Clinic and Liv Aveda brought awareness about Breast Cancer to The Frank. The MoonDogs wore pink jerseys that were auctioned off throughout the night. Together, Think Pink night raised over 2,500 in proceeds that will be donated to the local Susan G. Komen team.

The MoonDogs continue their three game series against the Stingers at The Franks only day game Monday. It is day care and senior day! All seniors will get in for $1. The first pitch is set for 1:05 p.m.

Single and season tickets are on sale at the MoonDogs office located at 1221 Caledonia Street. For more information, visit our website www.mankatomoondogs.com or call the MoonDogs office at 507-625-7047.