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Published On: June 28th, 2018

Mankato, Minn – The MoonDogs won big in both game one and two today against the Rochester Honkers today, driving in a combined 29 runs for the day. In game two at Franklin Rogers Park, the MoonDogs lineup drove in 10 runs, 10 hits, and drew 3 walks.

The MoonDogs lineup scored a pair of runs off of two sac flies from Jake Shepski (Xavier) and Zac Wiley (Bellarmine) in the first and second inning. In the third inning, Kyle MacDonald (Arkansas State) hit a double down the right field line and scored both RJ Teijiero (UCLA) and Austin Bull (Grand Canyon). Later in the inning, Kenton Crews (Evansville) singled to drive in Wiley and Josh Elvir (Houston) to make it a 8-1 lead for the Dogs.

Mankato continued to drive in runs in the fourth inning when Teijeiro scored on a sac fly from CJ Huntley (Indiana State). In the next at bat, Wiley singled to left field that scored Shepski from third base to put the Dogs up 10-1.

Starter Jacob Nagel (Bellarmine) pitched five and one-third innings for the Dogs tonight and surrendered only two runs and struck out five batters. Matt Arens (Cal Poly) would come in for relief and pitch two and one-third innings without allowing any runs. Ricky Digrugilliers (Minnesota State) came in to finish the final out of the eighth inning. MoonDogs right fielder, CJ Huntley, pitched the ninth inning setting the Honkers down in order and secure the victory.

The MoonDogs will head to La Crosse to face the Loggers tomorrow in a two-game series. First pitch is scheduled at 7:05 PM.


The Mankato MoonDogs are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Now in its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods 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 190 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR).  All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the MoonDogs as your favorite team.