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Published On: July 10th, 2014

The Mankato MoonDogs dropped the series finale in St. Cloud by a score of 4-2 on Wednesday night in St. Cloud.

The Rox struck first in the bottom of the fourth on a check swing RBI single off the bat of Robert Youngdahl. The Rox added two more on a long home run to right field off the bat of Bradley Strong.

The MoonDogs tried to claw their way back into it with a sacrifice fly off the bat of Eric Schenck-Joblinske. Mankato added one more on an RBI groundout to second by Derek Umphres.

However, 3-2 was the closest the MoonDogs would come as they fell 4-2 to the Rox.

Nate McCarty picked up the win with seven strong innings, allowing just one run while Kevin Burgee picked up the save.

Mitchell Traver pitched well in a losing effort, striking out four and walking just one over four innings. Brandon Zywicki tossed three scoreless innings in relief for the MoonDogs.

The MoonDogs return home to Franklin Rogers Park to open a four-game home stand against the Duluth Huskies at 7:05 p.m.

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 via the Northwoods League YouTube channel.