Mankato, Minnesota—The Mankato MoonDogs took on the La Crosse Loggers at Franklin Rogers Park for the final time of the regular season, and were able to come away victorious by a score of 8-7.
The game did not start as planned for the MoonDogs who, despite scoring three runs of their own in the first two innings, found themselves trailing early in this one.
Jake Lewis got the start for Mankato, his first of the season, and he would give up seven runs in just 4.2 innings on the bump.
After four innings of ball, the ‘Dogs found themselves trailing 7-3, and the score would stay that way until the seventh inning, when the Mankato offense would erupt for five runs to put the on top for the final time.
A bases-loaded walk to Mike Brookshaw, is that seventh innings would bring in Chase Hamilton as the winning run.
In the ninth, the Loggers would think they tied it after a fly ball to center with one out and the bases-loaded, however, the runner would leave third early and was called out for not tagging-up, bringing this one to an end.
Brian Gadsby and Kevin Yarabinec would pitch the eighth and ninth innings for Mankato, each pitching a scoreless frame to close out the game for Mankato. Yarabinec would be awarded the save, his seventh of the season.
Tonight was Jordan Washam’s final game in a MoonDogs jersey, as he heads back to school, and he woud leave with a bang, going 3-for-4 at the dish with two runs scored and two driven in on two doubles.
Tomorrow, the MoonDogs will be hosting the Thunder Bay Border Cats for a double-header, with the first game beginning at 5:05 p.m. and the second following 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first.
Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the gate, in their office at 1221 Caledonia St., or online at www.mankatomoondogs.com
You can listen to all the action live as well at 1230 AM The Fan Mankato, the iHeart Radio app, or online at www.mankatomoondogs.com
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.