Mankato, MN – The Mankato MoonDogs (5-7, 23-25) would battle back and fourth with the Rochester Honkers (8-5, 28-19) but would fall 7-6, despite a strong game by Christoph Bono, Monday night at Franklin Rogers Park in Mankato, Minnesota.
Despite allowing 10 runs on 14 hits the MoonDogs pitchers struck out 16 Honkers batters. Starting pitcher Grant Hamilton would have eight and reliever Samuel Myers would add seven more. Both would allow five runs in the game.
Christoph Bono powered the offense, as he would go 3-for-4 with four RBI’s a night after recording his first hit as a MoonDog. He also scored one run in the game.
Mikel Mucha who went 2-for-5 and Kyle Weston who was 1-for-4 would be the only other MoonDogs to drive in runs.
For the Honkers Alex Schultz would go 2-for-4 with two RBI’s and Scott Schreiber would go 3-for-5 with three RBI’s. Seven Honker’s would add hits in the game.
Picking up the win would be Spencer Greer (3-1) the loss would go to Samuel Myers (3-4).
The MoonDogs will take to the road after spending the last seven days at the friendly confines of The Frank to take on the Eau Claire Express in Eau Claire, Returning to Mankato on Thursday July 16 for a two game series against the Duluth Huskies.
"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.”