Eau Claire, WI — The Mankato MoonDogs offense was relentless on Thursday evening at Carson Park. Mankato scored at least one run in five different innings against the Eau Claire Express, winning the game 11-2 to eclipse their 2015 win total.
Jake Roberts, Bryce Adams, and Jordan Washam each had two hits, with Washam and Roberts driving in two runs each in Mankato's win. Jeremy Quinlan earned his second win of the season for the MoonDogs, throwing 5.1 quality innings while allowing just four hits and two runs to the Eau Claire offense.
Mankato got on the board early, when Washam and Roberts both hit RBI singles in the second inning to put the MoonDogs out to an early lead. Over the following two innings the MoonDogs brought home five more runs while loading the bases multiple times throughout the game.
While the 'Dogs piled up runs, Cooper Powell entered the game and threw a spotless 1.2 innings, striking out two in the relief appearance. Sean Terres allowed three base runners over his 2.0 innings of work, but did not allow a run. The big hit of the night came off the bat of Brett Newberg, who hit an opposite field home run in the ninth inning to tack on the final run for the MoonDogs. The homer was Newberg's second hit of the season.
Mankato will take on Eau Claire in the regular season finale at 7:05 PM at Carson Park. Catch all of the action on 103.1 FM & 1230 AM, 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, visitwww.mankatomoondogs.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store and set the MoonDogs as your favorite team.