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Three MoonDogs Named All-Stars

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Mankato, Minn.—The Mankato MoonDogs are excited to announce that they will be sending three players to the 2016 Northwoods League All-Star Game in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on July 19th.

Right-handed pitcher Ricky Digrugilliers, outfielder Jake Shepski and first basemen Jordan Kozicky will be representing the MoonDogs at the All-Star Game.

Digrugilliers has appeared in six games, all starts, for Mankato and has posted a 2.13 ERA while going 3-2 and striking out 21 batters this season.

Shepski has posted a league-leading .384 batting average, while also knocking six homeruns and 15 doubles, driving in 32 RBI in 36 games this season for Mankato.

Kozicky is batting .330 with one homerun and 14 RBI for the ‘Dogs this season while also playing solid defense, owning a .990 fielding percentage.

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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.