Mankato, MN – The MoonDogs were able to snap a four game loosing skid Friday night against the Huskies, as they scored six runs in the seventh inning and took the victory by a score of 6-5.
In the bottom of the seventh the Mankato MoonDogs (6-10, 24-28) would send 10 batters to the plate, five hits, a walk and a hit by pitch would lead to all six of the MoonDogs runs on the night. Prior to the seventh inning the MoonDogs would only have five base runners in the game.
Leading the way offensively for the MoonDogs was Kevin Hall who went 2-for-3 with one RBI. All-Star Paul Panaccione would goes 1-for-4 with a two RBI single in the seventh inning offensive explosion.
Huskies leadoff man Cal Stevenson went 2-for-4 with an RBI off a triple in the ninth inning to close the gap. But the Duluth Huskies (9-7, 29-23) would be shut down by the MoonDogs bullpen arm Chris Butcher.
Kyle Goodbrand (2-2) would get the win in relief, Hunter Jones (1-2) would take the loss and the save would go to Butcher (2).
MoonDogs will head to Willmar for a two game set this weekend followed by the 2015 Northwoods League All-Star Game on Tuesday July 21 in Wisconsin Rapids.
"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.”