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Published On: August 14th, 2016

Mankato, Minnesota—The Mankato MoonDogs and the Thunder Bay Border Cats faced off in a twin-bill today, and the two teams ended up splitting with each other.

The first game was a continuation of a game that was delayed because of rain, and was picked up in the third inning with the ‘Dogs trailing 1-0.

Thunder Bay would brin home five more runs in the final innings of the first affair, while also blanking Mankato, to win the game by a score of 6-0.

Derek Graves was on the bump for Mankato for the first game and would give them 6.2 innings, allowing five runs on four hits while striking out six.

Game two would be much more favorable for the ‘Dogs, who jumped out to a lead early, scoring five runs in the second inning, and would not look back.

Brett Newberg gave Mankato a stellar performance on the mound, pitching 5.1 scoreless innings allowing just three hits while striking out five on the way to his fifth victory of the season.

Jordan Kozicky went 2-for-2 with a homerun two RBI and two runs scored to help lead the ‘Dogs to the win.

David Metzgar also had a good night at the dish, going 2-for-4 with a run scored and three RBI.

Tomorrow will be the final game of the regular season for both these teams as they square off against each other once again, with first pitch set for 6:05 p.m.

Tickets are still available and can be purchased at the gate, in their office at 1221 Caledonia St., or online at

You can catch all the action live at 1230 AM The Fan Mankato, the iHeart Radio app, or online at


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, or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store and set the MoonDogs as your favorite team.