MANKATO-Minn. The Mankato MoonDogs a member of the Northwoods League, is proud to announce the commitment of right-handed pitcher's Tyler Mark and Connor Miller for the 2014 MoonDogs season.
Mark, a six-foot-one-inch, 195 pound sophomore has appeared in ten games for Cal State Dominguez this spring, starting on the mound eight times. He currently has the second most strikeouts on the team with 32.
As a true freshman, Mark emerged as a go-to out of the bullpen, posting a 2-0 record in 15 appearances last year. He allowed just 6 extra base hits in 23.1 innings of work. Mark was also named league MVP as a senior at Culver City High School.
Miller, a five-foot-one-inch, 185-pound sophomore has compiled a 4-2 record with a 3.40 ERA on the mound for Johnson County Community College (Overland Park, Kan.) this spring. He has 3 complete games and 62 strikeouts in just 9 appearances for Cavaliers.
As a freshman, Miller posted a 1.49 ERA, which tied him for best on the team. He worked 42 innings with 35 strikeouts, holding opposing batters to a .229 batting average, and giving up just 25 hits. He has verbally committed to play for Creighton University next year after he pitches for the MoonDogs this summer.
The MoonDogs home opener is scheduled for Wednesday, May 28 at 7:05 p.m. against the Alexandria Blue Anchors at Franklin Rogers Park. Season tickets are now on sale at the MoonDogs office located at 1221 Caledonia Street.
The Mankato MoonDogs are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live and free of charge via the Northwoods League YouTube channel. For more information, visit www.mankatomoondogs.com.