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‘Dogs Lose to Loggers in Rain Shortened Affair

Mankato, Minnesota—To begin the final home stand of the 2016 regular season, the Mankato MoonDogs hosted the La Crosse Loggers in a game that would be cut short by weather after five innings, with the Loggers leading 9-4.

The first inning was an eventful one, with seven total runs scored between the two teams, four by La Cross and three from Mankato as each starter was roughed up.

The Loggers would score another three in the second, to chase starter Josh Matheson while extending their lead to four runs, 7-3, after two innings.

Each team would score a run in the third, while La Crosse would add their ninth and final run in the fifth inning after a short delay caused by a lightning sighting.

Once the fifth inning was completed, the umps would rule the weather unplayable and call an end to the game, with La Crosse leading 9-4.

Chase Hamilton would go 2-for-2, with a home run, his ninth of the year, and two runs scored for Mankato.

The MoonDogs and Loggers will face off one final time tomorrow at Franklin Rogers Park, as Mankato fights for the coveted home playoff game in this years post-season.

First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. and tickets are still available to be purchased at the gate, in their office at 1221 Caledonia St., 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.