Alexandria, MN- Jack Flansburg has four hits and two RBIs, leading the Mankato MoonDogs to their first win of the season against the Alexandria Blue Anchors at Knute Nelson Memorial Ball Park Saturday night 9-3.
Brett Clark (1-0) earned his first win of the season, going five innings for the Mankato MoonDogs (1-4) while allowing three runs on five hits while striking out five Alexandria Blue Anchors (1-4) en route to helping the MoonDogs to their first win of the season.
Mitch Larson would take the loss in this game, as he would enter the game in the fourth inning and allow 4 runs on 7 hits while only striking out two in three innings of work. In the fifth inning Larson would give up a long home run to Mankato catcher Kaden Moore, who now has two on the season. Moore would go 1-for-4 with a walk and two RBIs in the win.
Sulliam Rios-Reyes and Brinn Bell would record multi-hit efforts in the game, while eight of nine MoonDog batters would record at least one hit.
The Alexandria Blue Anchors got out to a quick lead in the second inning, as they would score three runs on five hits. That lead wouldn't be enough as they didn't score another run against the MoonDogs.
Mankato will return home Monday to take on the Willmar Stingers at Franklin Rogers Park. First pitch is at 7:05, and the first 1,000 fans will receive a magnetic MoonDogs 2015 schedule.
“The Mankato MoonDogs are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 22nd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2015, 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 120 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website."