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MoonDogs Take Game One of Series

MANKATO, MN—The Mankato MoonDogs hosted the Duluth Huskies for the first of a two game series at Franklin Rogers Park and were able to take Game One by a score of 8-1.

Starting pitcher Alex Vesia (1-0) shined for the ‘Dogs, giving Mankato seven scoreless innings while only allowing four hits and striking out five.

The MoonDogs got the scoring going early and often, with one run in the first and another three in the second.

Marcus Pingleton was able to give Mankato one more run in the seventh with a booming opposite-field homerun.

Mankato added three more in the eighth, thanks in large part to a two-out two-run single off the bat of Bryce Adams, who also drove in a run in the first inning, giving him three RBIs on the night and 12 on the season.

Kevin Yarabinec came in relief for Vesia and pitched a scoreless eighth for the ‘Dogs, while Zach Engelkin pitched the ninth for Mankato. He finished out the game allowing one run, the only time Duluth was able to get a runner across the plate all night.

The Huskies will be back for another dog-fight tomorrow night at The Frank in the final game of the series between the two teams.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 P.M., and tickets are still available. They can be picked up either at the gates, in their office at 1221 Caledonia St. or online at www.mankatomoondogs.com

You can also listen to the game live on 1230 AM The Fan Mankato, on the iHeart Radio app, or on www.mankatomoondogs.com

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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, visitwww.mankatomoondogs.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store and set the MoonDogs as your favorite team.

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 valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 150 former 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.northwoodsleague.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store.