MANKATO- Minn. The Mankato MoonDogs, a member of the Northwoods League are excited to announce the signings of two players, Addison Reed and Wells Davis from the the University of Southern Alabama for the 2017 season.
Addison Reed, a 6'4", 190 lb. right-handed pitcher has not seen any time on the mound in his freshman year at Southern Alabama. In high school, Reed was 3-1 in 16 appearances and four starts for Chipola Junior College in Florida. He recorded a 3.38 ERA with 19 strikeouts and 11 walks in 32 innings pitched, helping his team capture the 2015 FCSSA Division I Panhandle Conference championship with a 40-12 record. His coach at Southern Alabama, Mark Calvi had this to say about Reed earlier this season.
"Addison Reed is a guy who has very good sink on his fastball. He's upper 80's and will touch 90, but is a big kid with a good arm. He hides the ball; he has deception and very good sink with a swing-and-miss slider that he can throw for strikes as well."
Joining Reed from Southern Alabama is first baseman Wells Davis. Davis, a 6'2", 215 lb. sophomore made his debut in four games for the Jaguars as a freshman but is now a constant starter in the lineup. His 29 starts are the most on his team and in 105 at bats, Davis has a .267 AVG. with 28 hits, 25 RBI, 4 doubles, and 4 home runs. He also has drawn 17 walks and has 29 strikeouts. Reed has been solid in the field, making 219 putouts and assisting on 17 with 1 error for a fielding percentage of .996.
MoonDogs home opener is scheduled for May 31st at 7:05pm at Franklin Rogers Park. Tickets can be purchased online at http://northwoodsleague.com/mankato-moondogs/ or by calling (507)-625-7047.
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.
The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. The 23-year old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 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 160 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. For more information, visit www.northwoodsleague.com or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.