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MoonDogs Add Pitching from Both Sides

MANKATO, MN – The Mankato MoonDogs, a member of the Northwoods League, have added two pitchers to their 2016 roster. Jonathan Cheshire, RHP from Davenport University, and Alex Vesia, LHP from Cal State University East Bay, will join the MoonDogs this summer.

Junior pitcher Jonathan Cheshire is on his way to another impressive season for the Davenport University Panthers. In 13 appearances this season, Cheshire has notched a 2-1 record while recording seven saves. His 0.48 ERA is best on the team while allowing just one run so far this season while opponents are hitting .133 in 60 at-bats. In 2015, Jonathan recorded 14 saves for Davenport, second in the country behind former MoonDogs’ standout Tyler Mark.

Alex Vesia is a 6’2” 195-pound sophomore pitcher at Cal State University East Bay. Through seven appearances (all starts), Vesia is 2-3 with a 3.29 ERA. The lefty pitcher has thrown a staff high 41.0 innings for the Pioneers, while also leading the team in strikeouts with 35. Alex nailed down a shutout in his first start of the season on February 5th, going 6.0 innings while allowing two hits and striking out eight.

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.

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The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. The 23-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