Mankato, Minnesota—In the final regular season game of the year, the Mankato MoonDogs hosted the Thunder Bay Border Cats, and would walk away with a 9-2 victory to finish the season with a 46-26 record!
The MoonDogs would end the regular-season with a power-display, blasting three homeruns on the night as they now prepare for the 2016 NWL Playoffs.
Jordan Kozicky, Eric Peterson and Jake Roberts would all go deep in this one, accounting for five of the MoonDogs nine runs.
Kody Rock would get the start for Mankato, and would give them 6.2 innings on the mound allowing just two runs while striking out four Border Cats on 11 hits. Rock would earn the victory, his second of the season, and now has a record of 2-0 with a 1.37 ERA.
The 2016 NWL MVP, Jake Shepski, would get a rare opportunity on the mound tonight, pitching a scoreless ninth while facing the minimum three batters, including a strikeout.
The MoonDogs scattered the scoring, bringing home runs in all but two innings of this game.
The MoonDogs will be travelling to Eau Claire to take on the Express tomorrow in the first round of the Northwoods League Playoffs.
Reece Eddins will be on the bump for Mankato, so far this season Eddins has posted a 4-2 record with a 3.02 ERA.
The game is set to begin at 6:35 and it will be a single elimination round, with the victor taking on the either the St. Cloud Rox or the Willmar Stingers to move onto the Summer Collegiate World Series.
You can listen to all the action live on 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.