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Shepski to Participate in Home Run Derby

Mankato, Minnesota—The Mankato MoonDogs are happy to be sending outfielder Jake Shepski (Notre Dame) to the Home Run Derby at the Harbor in Kenosha, Wisconsin that will take place the night before the All-Star Game on Monday July, 18.

Shepski, who is hitting .355 with seven home runs for the MoonDogs this season, will attend the event taking place in downtown Kenosha.

It will be a nine inning competition between the two divisions, featuring top hitters from both the North and South Divisions.

The Derby will be a nine inning competition between the divisions with each player given a half inning to bat consisting of six outs in each half inning.

The players will be batting from a pier that extends in to Lake Michigan, sailboats from the Kenosha Yacht Club will serve as foul poles while a floating barrier will mimic the outfield wall and players will be hitting in to the downtown Kenosha Harbor.

The player with the most home runs at the end of the competition, will be the Home Run Derby at the Harbor winner, while the team with the most home runs at the end of the competition will be the winner of the team competition.

The All-Star will be the next night at Simmons Field in Kenosha and will include three MoonDogs, Shepski, Jordan Kozicky (Minnesota) and Ricky Digrugilliers (Western Illinois).

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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.