Mankato, MN – The MoonDogs would again push the league power Kingfish for a second straight night but would fall by a score of 9-6 at Franklin Rogers Park in Mankato, Minnesota in front of a capacity crowd of 1,419 Sunday night.
The Mankato MoonDogs (12-18, 30-36) would drop their sixth consecutive game as the Kenosha Kingfish (23-7, 46-20) would grab their fourth consecutive win, and have now won nine of their last ten.
On a night that neither starting pitcher was able to complete four innings the bats would again come alive for both teams.
Offensively for the MoonDogs Brinn Bell would again have two hits, Tom Imholte would record his first hit as a MoonDog going 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Eric Schenck-Joblinske went 1-for-3 with two RBIs on the night, and Craig Nennig would reach base four times in five trips to the plate.
John Brodner would lead the way for the Kingfish as he went 4-for-4 with one RBI and a walk. Three other Kingfish would add two hits in the game.
The win would go to Mario Samuel (3-1) who pitched the third inning in relief, the loss would go to reliever Austin Warner (1-6), with J.D. Nielsen (5) picking up the save.
The MoonDogs take to the road to Willmar and will return to The Frank Wednesday to face off against the Willmar Stingers where it is MoonDogs Fit Wrap UP presented by Minnesota Valley Federal Credit Union and Hot 96.7. First pitch at 7:05 PM, with gates opening at 6:05PM.
"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.”