MoonDogs Offense Erupts in Win Over the Honkers, 14-1

Mankato, Minn – Zac Bellarmine (Bellarmine), and Nick Novak (Angelo State) led the way for the MoonDogs at the plate. Wiley went 3-4 at the plate and drove in three runs, while Novak singled four times and drove in two runs.

Wiley drove in his first two RBI’s in the first two innings with a pair of singles. He would later drive in his third RBI in the sixth inning with a single to left field.

Adam Lukas (Evansville) gave the Dogs another solid outing, after he had pitched five innings, struck out nine batters, and allowed two hits. Blake Tritch (North Dakota State) entered the game in the sixth inning and pitched three innings and only allowed one run.

Mankato busted the game open in the sixth inning, driving six runs after a two-RBI double from Kyle MacDonald (Arkansas State), and an RBI triple from Josh Elvir (Houston).

Roger Danison finished the game in the ninth inning, and sent down all three batters in a row in thirteen pitches.

The MoonDogs will head on the road tomorrow to face Rochester at Mayo Field. First pitch will be at 7:05 pm tomorrow, and the MoonDogs are expected to pitch Brett Newberg (Austin Peay), which will be his first start of the Northwoods season.



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