MANKATO, Minn.- Wednesday’s 12-3 victory over the Waterloo Bucks finalized a sweep for the Mankato MoonDogs in the three game series v. the Bucks. Not only did the MoonDogs sweep, but Wednesday was a record breaking day for the ‘Dogs and for Cody Ferrell (Oklahoma City).
The MoonDogs set the all time Northwoods League record for most wins in a the first half of the season with 28 victories. The ‘Dogs also tied for best winning percentage ever for the first half of the season with a .800 winning percentage. These records have been held by the Waterloo Bucks since the 1998 season.
Not only did the MoonDogs set records, Cody Ferrell also broke a record for the most career stolen bases with 37.
Aside of the recent accolades, Adam Mott (New Mexico) got the start on the bump v. the Bucks and continued to command the field. Mott went 7.2 innings deep with striking out three batters and only giving up six hits. Matt Marsh (College of Central Florida) then came in for relief and shut down Waterloo with 1.1 innings pitched and striking out three.
The MoonDogs sprayed the field today with their timely hitting. Chase Simpson (Oklahoma) had the hot bat Wednesday by going 3-6 on the night. Nick Ratajzack (Louisville) went 2-5 on the night and smashed a double, and Chad Christensen (Nebraska) also added to the team hitting with going 2-4 and also crushed a double for the MoonDogs.
The First half of the season was certainly wild, and filled with enough team excitement to keep the team up for the second half of the season. The city of Mankato is thrilled to be hosting a team that is not only winning on the field, but is also gaining the attention throughout the league for their outstanding performance.
The MoonDogs continue their home game stretch Thursday v. Thunder Bay which will be the beginning of a two game series v. the Border Cats.
Thursday is MoonDogs Baseball Card Night presented by Sport PiX and Hot 96.7. The first 500 kids receive a free pack of MoonDogs trading cards.
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.