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MoonDogs Blast Their Way to Sweep

MANKATO, MN—The MoonDogs hosted the Eau Claire Express at Franklin Rogers Park for the second night in a row, and for the second night in a row the MoonDogs defeated the Express by the same score of 7-3.

On a night when the Human Cannon Ball was out at The Frank, David “The Bullet” Smith was not the only one blasting out of the field. Bryce Adams hit his second home run in as many nights, and Jake Shepski also hit a bomb for the MoonDogs.

Nathan Jones (2-0) got the nod as starter, and went 4 2/3 innings, allowing just two runs while striking out seven.

Kevin Yarabinec (2-0) relieved Jones in the 5th and was able to get out of the inning with help from his defense. With two runners on and two out the Express got a single but were unable to get any runners in as centerfielder Marcus Pingleton was able to gun the runner out at the plate. Yarabinec was awarded the victory.

The victory completes the two game sweep of Eau Claire for the MoonDogs and third victory in as many days.

The MoonDogs will host the Willmar Stingers tomorrow night in the last night of a three game home stand, the ‘Dogs will attempt to have a perfect 3-0 record for the home stand.

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the gate, in their office at 1221 Caledonia Street, or online at www.mankatomoondogs.com

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The Northwood’s 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 150 Northwood’s 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 Northwood’s 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 Northwood’s League. Playing its 23nd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2016, the Northwood’s 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 150 Northwood’s 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 Northwood’s League Website. For more information, visit www.mankatomoondogs.com