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MoonDogs Take Game One of Double-Header

Mankato, Minnesota—The Manakato MoonDogs and the Rochester Honkers are playing a double-header today with the first game at Franklin Rogers and the second at Mayo Field in Rochester.

Game One saw lots of scoring, 18 runs in all as the MoonDogs won by a score of 10-8, and was able to keep the kids out at The Frank entertained on day-care day.

The MoonDogs were able to add runs to the board late in innings all day long, as twice they were able to drive in two runners on two-out doubles, one from Chase Hamilton in the first and another from Jake Shepski in the fourth.

It was an up-and-down game, with three different lead changes, the final coming in the seventh when the MoonDogs plated two, including a Drew Fearing solo shot to lead the frame off, after tying it the inning before.

Kevin Yarabinec was awarded the victory for the MoonDogs, his third of the season, after pitching the final three innings out of the ‘pen, allowing no runs, only one baserunner and striking out three.

Jordan Harms started the game for the MoonDogs and had what was the worst outing of the season so far, lasting just 4.1 innings, surrendering five runs on eight hits and striking out four.

Honkers’ starter Spencer Johnson was not any better however, going five innings, allowing the ‘Dogs to score seven runs on seven hits.

It was another multi-error game for Mankato, who muffed two balls in Game One, but they were able to survive them thanks to the strong hitting performance they put on.

The MoonDogs and Honkers will now be heading to Mayo Field to begin Game Two of the double-header with first pitch set for 7:05. You can follow the game live on 1230 AM The Fan Mankato, on the iHeart Radio app, or online at 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.