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Published On: March 7th, 2019

Four more players will be joining the Mankato MoonDogs this summer.  The 2019 season will now feature Ben Rowdon, Damon Maynard, Tanner Craig, and Peter Brookshaw.

Rowdon, a junior infielder from DeLand, FL, comes to Mankato from Gardner-Webb University, after previous stints at Stetson University and Gulf Coast State University.  In 2017, he was named to the ASUN All-Academic team.

Maynard, out of Greenwood, IN, is a sophomore catcher for Olney Central College.  In 2018, he led his team in games caught, and posted a .364 batting average, while adding a team-high 19 hit-by-pitches.

Craig, an infielder from Scottsburg, IN, is in his sophomore season with the University of Evansville.  His freshman season with the Purple Aces included top-3 finishes in slugging percentage, hits, home runs, and doubles.

Brookshaw, from Prescott, WI, is a freshman infielder from North Dakota State University.  A product of Prescott High School, Brookshaw was named the Wisconsin Baseball Central Player of the Year his junior year.


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