Mankato, Minn – The Mankato MoonDogs Baseball Club, of the Northwoods League is excited to announce, pitcher Austin Warner and outfielder Eric Schneck-Joblinski will return to the MoonDogs 2015 Roster.
Warner, a lefty Junior out of Bellarmine who posted a 4-3 record with a 4.41 ERA in 43 innings while striking out 42 last summer for the MoonDogs. The Louisville Kentucky native fanned a season high eight batters over four innings in a playoff appearance against the Wilmar Stingers.
“His experience is really going to help out our staff, and we will lean on him,” said Field Manager Ryan Day. “He gave us quality outings every time out.”
Expect to see Warner in starting and relief roles during the season.
Schneck-Joblinski appeared in 60 games with a .250 average, driving in 16 runs, with four homeruns, and 8 stolen bases in 2014 for the MoonDogs. Also in 2014 he recorded multiple hits in 11 games.
The Cedar Falls, Iowa native is now Junior and a member of the University of Iowa after spending two years at Kirkwood Community College.
“He will be a leader for the position guys, and always puts the team first,” said Day.
Even after suffering a late season injury he elected to stay and was able to come back and help in the playoff run.
Look for Schneck-Joblinski to be an everyday player and hit in the top and middle of the lineup while patrolling the outfield at The Frank this season.
“Both are great representatives of MoonDogs organization on an off the field, they are not only good players but they are good people,” said Day.
The MoonDogs home opener is scheduled for Wednesday, May 27 at 7:05 p.m. against the Rochester Honkers at Franklin Rogers Park. Season tickets are now on sale at the MoonDogs office located at 1221 Caledonia Street.