Duluth, MN – Kaden Moore homered as part of a night where he would collect three RBIs to help propel Mankato to a 6-2 win over Duluth at Wade Stadium on Monday night.
The Duluth Huskies loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth inning with one out with Sam Myers on the mound for the Mankato MoonDogs. Alex Greene would come up to the place and tap the ball back to Myers, who would initiate a 1-2-3 double play to end the game and get the MoonDogs a 6-2 win, sweeping Duluth for the second time this season.
Mankato would score in five different innings on a night where the MoonDogs would rake 11 hits a night after posting 15. Kaden Moore had a great night at the plate going 3-for-4 with three RBIs and one run scored, a stat line that would include a solo home run in the fourth inning, his fourth of the year.
Brett Clark (4-0) earned his fourth win of the season, allowing two runs on seven hits without issuing a walk while striking out five Huskies. Mitch Bauer (0-1) was charged with the loss, allowing three runs over 5 1/3 innings to go along with five hits and four walks.
Mankato will host seven straight games over the next week at Franklin Rogers Park, starting with Thunder Bay tomorrow with first pitch at 7:05. You can hear all of the action on the Fan Mankato with the voice of the MoonDogs, Shawn Murnin, starting at 6:46 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.”