Duluth, MN – Eric Schenck-Joblinske drove in four runs to help the MoonDogs snap a five-game losing streak, beating the Duluth Huskies 15-7 Sunday evening at Wade Stadium.
The Duluth Huskies (2-3, 22-19) made it interesting in the ninth, scoring three runs against the Mankato MoonDogs (1-3, 19-21) reliever Sam Held before he was able to close the door with a Strikeout against Elliot Barzilli. Jean Figuroa, Danny Lee, and Alex Green would all score during the inning to make it a 15-7 game, but it wouldn’t be enough as that would be the finally tally.
Mankato offense was on all day, scoring in all but two innings on the night while scoring 15 runs on 15 hits. Those totals surpassed the combined statistics in those categories for the previous four games that Mankato has played. Eric Schenck-Joblinske had a big night going 2-for-4 with four RBIs for the MoonDogs. Seven hitters for Mankato would have a multi-hit game in the win.
Reece Eddins (1-3) would record his first win of the season going six innings while allowing four runs (all earned) on four hits while allowing two walks. Eddins would strike out four Huskies on the day. Eric Morell (1-2) gets the loss for Duluth, allowing eight runs (two earned) on six hits while walking three over 2 2/3 innings of work.
The Mankato MoonDogs will take on the Duluth Huskies again tomorrow for the second and final game of this trip to Duluth. First pitch will be at 6:35 and can be heard on The Fan Mankato with the voice of the MoonDogs, Shawn Murnin.
"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.”