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MoonDogs Field Manager Accepts Promotion: Won’t Return in 2016

Mankato, MN – The Mankato MoonDogs’ are saddened to announce that Field Manager, Ryan Day will not return to the club in 2016 as he has accepted a promotion at University of Concordia, Irvine. Day was previously a Volunteer Pitching Coach, he now accepts more responsibility by devoting more time to Concordia Eagles Baseball as the Pitching Coach and Assistant Recruiting Coordinator. In 2014, Day made his debut with the MoonDogs as an Assistant Coach and was promoted to Field Manager in 2015.

“Day proved to be a great asset to the MoonDogs organization. His attitude and coaching style lead to success of the team on and off the field. We express our deepest congratulations to him as he moves into the next stage of his coaching career,” says Vice President Kyle Mrozek.

In Day’s two years on the MoonDogs staff, he earned a combined 75 wins. The 2015 season ended with a staggering 10 walk-off wins and the league leader in strikeouts. In 2014 he contributed to the success of the MoonDogs journey to the Summer Collegiate World Series by overseeing a pitching staff that finished 6th in the Northwoods League with 522 strikeouts and 5th in the league with only 274 earned runs allowed.

The MoonDogs front office is currently interviewing for a Field Manager, and will make the announcement when a decision is made. 

“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."   – See more at: http://northwoodsleague.com/mankato-moondogs/2015/08/13/2015-moondogs-mlb-draft-update/#sthash.Mg65ZmTO.dpuf – See more at: http://northwoodsleague.com/mankato-moondogs/2015/08/25/movies-in-the-park-summer-wrap-up-event/#sthash.H95ptn8g.dpuf – See more at: http://northwoodsleague.com/mankato-moondogs/2015/08/27/rain-delay-for-movies-in-the-park/#sthash.Dwey0jBB.dpuf