MoonDogs Blowout Huskies to Get Back in Win Column
By: Connor Wachtel
MANKATO, Minn. – The Mankato MoonDogs (29-12) upended the Duluth Huskies (16-24) with a convincing 13-2 victory, Tuesday at ISG Field.
After the Huskies grabbed a 1-0 lead in the third, the MoonDogs mounted multi-run surges in the fourth, fifth and seventh inning en route to a 13-2 victory. Evan Berkey (Evansville) had big night with the bat and led a MoonDogs lineup that outhit the opposing Huskies 9-5. Berkey boasted a 2-for-4 line with a double, three RBI and a pair of runs scored.
The MoonDogs winning pitcher was southpaw John Lundgren (North Alabama), who moved to 2-1 in 2021, after starting pitcher Jarret Krzyzanowski (Nova Southeastern) went four innings on the bump in his sixth start of the summer. Lundgrn logged a pair of innings allowing one hit and walking two in a scoreless relief outing.
The loss went to Duluth’s Cameron Pool (Murray State) who fell to 0-1 after going just 3.1 innings and allowing three hits, four runs, walking five and striking out four.
Wednesday marks a doubleheader at ISG with the St. Cloud Rox for the Mankato MoonDogs. First pitches are slated for 12:05 p.m. and 6:35 p.m.
The Mankato MoonDogs are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 27th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 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, over 230 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB All-Star Jordan Zimmermann (DET). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.mankatomoondogs.com 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.