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Published On: June 4th, 2015

Mankato, MN –

The bullpen and pitching drove the MoonDogs to their third win of the 2015 campaign Wednesday night in Mankato, Minnesota.

Rochester would jump out to an early five run lead before the MoonDogs offense could plate a run, but they did not waste any time. The MoonDogs would score ten unanswered runs to claim the victory. Sulliam Rios Reyes and Jack Flansburg each had three hits with Boomer Synek and Craig Nennig both adding two. Synek also drove in a pair and reached on a walk.

No hit was bigger than the bottom of the seventh eventual game winner by Kevin Hall. Hall would finish 1-for-4 with 1 RBI.

The MoonDogs bullpen picked up starter Reece Eddins, who went three innings allowing five runs, and slammed the door. Wyatt Wood, Jack Czeszewski, and Samuel Myers worked in relief only allowing two hits combined over the final six innings.

For Rochester, Dakota Larson led the way going 1-for-3 with 3 RBI and one walk. 

The series now moves to Rochester where tomorrow the MoonDogs and Honkers will make up the opening day rainout and then play the regularly scheduled contest. Game one of the double header is scheduled for 5:05pm with game two will follow at 7:05pm. Both will be seven inning contests.  

MoonDogs return to The Frank Friday June 5th against the Waterloo Bucks where it is Mini Bat Night presented by Hot 96.7.

“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."