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Published On: July 27th, 2015

Mankato, MN – The MoonDogs would use late inning offense for a second straight night to top the Stingers 4-3 at Franklin Rogers Park in Mankato, Minnesota in front of a crowd of 990.

With the win the Mankato MoonDogs (10-12, 28-30) would sweep the division power Willmar Stingers (13-9, 36-20) and start to claw their way back into the playoff race as they are just three games back from a wild-card playoff berth.

Taking the bump for the MoonDogs and making his debut would be Tyler Liebert. He would make it through five innings with just one run allowed and scatter seven hits. Liebert would finish the night allowing two unearned runs, on ten hits, with two strikeouts over five innings. He would face the first three men of the sixth and be relieved by Samuel Myers (3-5) who stranded runners on the corners.

In the bottom of the sixth MoonDog infielder Craig Nennig would even the game with one swing. Nennig’s solo shot would tie the game at two, his fourth homerun of the season. Nennig would finish 3-for-4 with a homerun, three RBI’s and a run scored.

During the home half of the seventh Nennig would do it again as he would double home what would be the winning run. Nennig would finish 3-for-4 with a homerun, three RBI’s and a run scored.

Kyle Weston also had a good day at the plate as he went 3-for-3 with one RBI and a run scored.

For the Stingers, Eddie Estrada would continue to swing a hot bat as he went 4-for-5 with one RBI and two runs scored. Starter Colton Boucher (3-1) would work five complete innings, scattering six hits and allowed one run while striking out four.

The win would go to Jack Czeszewski (3-0), taking the loss would be Tyler Heitmann (0-2), and the save would got to Grant Hamilton (3).

MoonDogs will be back at The Frank tomorrow, Monday, where it is Brandon Crawford Bobble Head Night presented by Mankato Ford. The first 500 fans through the gates will receive this one-of-a-kind piece of MoonDogs memorabilia. Gates open at 6:05pm, with first pitch at 7:05pm. 


"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.”