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Published On: June 6th, 2015

Mankato, MN –

The MoonDogs dropped a heart breaker to the Waterloo Bucks Friday night at Franklin Rogers Park in Mankato, Minnesota.

Controlling for much of the game, the ninth inning proved to be disastrous for the MoonDogs. A costly error and timely hitting by the Bucks would result in three runs in the top of the ninth inning.

In the bottom half of the frame the MoonDogs would get two runners on but were shut down by Waterloo’s Sean Trimble. Taking the loss would be Kyle Goodbrand.

Offensively seven MoonDogs would record hits in the game. Boomer Synek and Paul Panaccione both went 2-for-4. MoonDog newcomer, Panaccione also added one RBI. Infielder Sulliam Rios-Ryes went  1-for-3 and drove in a pair.

Brett Clark got the ball to start the game for the MoonDogs. He threw six strong innings only allowing one run scattered four hits and struck out five.

Jack Czeszewski came on in relief of Clark and threw two innings and gave up two runs.

For Waterloo, Mark Hernandez went 2-for-4 with an RBI and Tyler Selesky also went 2-for-4 to lead the charge.

Game two of the series between Waterloo and Mankato is tomorrow night at The Frank 6:05pm first pitch where it is Country Night. Two sets of two tickets to the sold out Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean Concert at Target Field will be given away.  


“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."