MoonDogs Win Fourth in a Row

Eau Claire, WI – The bottom half of Mankato’s lineup produced four RBI in a 5-2 win against the Express on Friday night at Carson Park in Eau Claire.

Brinn Bell and Eric Schenck-Joblinske would lead the Mankato MoonDogs (13-11) with identical stat lines, going 2-for-4 at the plate with an RBI and a run scored each. Kevin Hall filled out the box score going 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored against the Eau Claire Express (9-15).

Eau Claire took an early lead back in the third inning thanks to a Brady Burzynski RBI single, bringing Sam Hurt around to score. Burzynski would finish the night going 2-for-4, while Hurt would go 2-for-3 with two runs scored for the Express.

Brett Clark (3-0) earned the win after gutting out 7.0 Innings while allowing one run on five hits, allowing one walk and striking out four.  Austin Shulfer was charged with the loss, going 5.0 innings allowing four runs on seven hits, while issuing two walks and striking out two.  Sam Meyers earned his first save of the season while allowing one hit and striking out one in a lone inning of work.

Mankato has won eight of their last 10 games, and looks to sweep the series against Eau Claire on Saturday. First pitch is at 6:35 PM.

“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."