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Dogs Nab Two from Nicholls State

MANKATO, MN — The Mankato MoonDogs, a member of the Northwoods League, are excited to announce the addition of outfielder Gavin Wehby and catcher Alex Tucker of Nicholls State University to their 2016 roster.

Gavin Wehby, a sophomore outfielder, is off to a blistering start in 2016 for the Nicholls State Colonels. Hitting .379 on the season, Wehby is second on the Colonels in average, as well as runs (14), hits (25), RBIs (10), and leads the team in on base percentage (.455). Gavin played in 32 contests during his freshman campaign, starting 15 of those games.

Alex Tucker is a junior at Nicholls State and will be catching for Mankato this summer. Tucker’s 2015 season went well, swinging his was to a .306 average through 24 games. After a slow start to 2016, Tucker has started to come on strong in recent weeks. A four game hit streak brought his average up to .241 on the season while Tucker leads the Colonels with 10 walks, helping him post a .408 on base percentage.

The MoonDogs home opener is scheduled for Friday, June 3rd at 7:05 p.m. against the Rochester Honkers at Franklin Rogers Park. Season tickets are now on sale, call 507-625- 7047 or visit the MoonDogs’ office at 1221 Caledonia Street in Mankato for more information.

The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. The 22-year old summer collegiate 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 valuabletraining ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 140 Northwoods League playershave advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) andMLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM)and Ben Zobrist (CHC). All league games are viewable via the Northwoods League website. For more information, visit www.northwoodsleague.com                                       

The Mankato MoonDogs are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 23nd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2016, 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 140 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 (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (CHC). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website. For more information, visit www.mankatomoondogs.com