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Published On: August 14th, 2012

MANKATO, Minn. – After winning game one, the Mankato MoonDogs were shut out at Franklin Rogers Park Tuesday against their Divisional Series opponents, the Willmar Stingers 4-0.

Starting pitcher for the MoonDogs, Boomer Scarborough (Southern Miss.) completed 4.2 innings of work, while striking out seven Stingers, but allowed two runs on three hits for the Stingers to lead the ‘Dogs 2-0 in the fifth inning.

Matt Marsh (Col. Central Florida) came into relief for Scarborough, but struggled on the mound also allowing two runs after throwing 2.1 innings to increase the Stingers lead to 4-0.

Offensively, Craig Massoni (Chabot College) was the key player for the MoonDogs as he went three for four at the plate, with a double. Kyle Turner (Missouri Baptist) helped the cause going 1-4, with a stolen base. However, the ‘Dogs were unable to piece together a run as they were shut out by Willmar’s ace, Kody Gorden (Nevada).

Stingers southpaw stung the ‘Dogs as he tossed eight innings, allowing no runs on six hits, and struck out eight.

The MoonDogs, who clinched home field advantage for the Divisional Series will remain at Franklin Rogers Wednesday for the deciding third game against the Stingers at 7:05 p.m.

Playoff tickets are now on sale at the MoonDogs office located at 1221 Caledonia Street. For more information, visit our website or call the MoonDogs office at 507-625-7047.