More Rain, More Problems
Thunder Bay, ON — The Mankato MoonDogs' troubles with the weather continued on Saturday night, as Mother Nature put a damper on a 4-1 lead agains the Thunder Bay Border Cats. The game was postponed during the middle of the third inning, when thunder storms that brough heavy rain invaded the skys at Port Arthur Stadium.
Mankato scored all of their runs in a hurry, when three of the first four hitters reached base. Chase Hamilton (Austin Peay) came to the plate in the top half of the first with the bases loaded, but not for long. Hamilton crushed a grand slam over the right field wall to give the 'Dogs a 4-0 lead early on.
Thunder Bay would get a run back during the bottom of second inning, with Anthony Brocotto reaching on a base hit. He would eventually come around to score on a wild pitch to make it 4-1.
Action will pick up again in the bottom half of the third inning on Sunday at 5:05 PM eastern, 4:05 central. The conclusion of game one will be followed by a seven inning game for game two at Port Arthur Stadium. Both games can be heard on the Fan Mankato.
The Mankato MoonDogs are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 23rd season of summer collegiate baseball, 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 150 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 portal. For more information, visit www.mankatomoondogs.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store and set the MoonDogs as your favorite team.