MoonDogs Strong Arm Bucks

Mankato, MN –

Pitching was the story in the MoonDogs 5-0 shutout victory over the Waterloo Bucks Saturday night at Franklin Rogers Park in Mankato, Minnesota.

The crowd of 878 was on hand for a great pitching performance by MoonDogs starter Grant Hamilton, who went 6.1 innings only allowing two hits and struck out eight. On the season Hamilton has appeared in three games, thrown 13 innings and has yet to allow a run.  

Ricky Ramirez and Samuel Myers combined to work the final 2.2 innings, of scoreless work.

Paul Panaccione provided the jolt to start the offense as he went 2-for-4 with a homerun and two RBI’s. His homerun came as a part of a four run fourth inning for the MoonDogs.

Brinn Bell also added two hits in the game.

The MoonDogs hit the road to face off against St. Cloud for one game tomorrow at 1:05pm and will return to The Frank Monday night, where its Pirate and Princess night,  at 7:05pm. This will open a five game home stand for the MoonDogs. Tickets are still available at, over the phone at 507-625-7047 or in person at the office at 1221 Caledonia Street in Mankato.


“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."