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MoonDogs Silence the Buzz

MANKATO, MN—The Mankato MoonDogs returned to Franklin Rogers Park to take on the Willmar Stingers in the final game of what had originally been scheduled as a four-game series between the two teams before yesterday’s matchup was postponed because of rain.

The MoonDogs certainly took care of business, not only tonight but the entire series, winning the final two games; this one by a score of 14-1.

The Stingers, who appeared to have had the MoonDogs’ number this season by winning the first three matchups between the teams, appear to have forgotten the formula to beat the ‘Dogs having now dropped two in a row.

Jake Shepski and Marcus Pingleton set the tone right away for Mankato, ripping back-to-back home runs in the first inning to give the ‘Dogs an early 2-0 lead. The MoonDogs continued knocking the ball all over the park totaling 16 hits before it was all finished.

The homeruns marked Shepski’s fourth of the year, while Pingleton’s brought him to two on year.

Jordan Harms started for the MoonDogs and was dominant, not giving up a single run over six innings, allowing just three hits, while striking out two. In total, MoonDogs pitching allowed just one run on six hits for the night.

The MoonDogs will stay at home tomorrow as they begin a two-game series against the St. Cloud Rox, both at Franklin Rogers Park. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

The game can be heard live on The Fan Mankato, iHeart Radio or at www.mankatomoondogs.com.

Tickets are still available as well and can be purchased at the gate, in the office at 1221 Caledonia St. 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