MoonDogs Kennel Huskies for Second Straight Victory 

Photo captured by Dylan Engel (Mankato MoonDogs)

Written by Connor Wachtel

MANKATO, Minn. – The Mankato MoonDogs roughed up the Duluth Huskies for a 6-1 victory in a Northwoods League baseball game, Saturday night at ISG Field.


With the win, the MoonDogs improved to 24-21 overall in 2022 with a 5-6 second-half record, while the Huskies, now 22-22, fell to 3-8 in the second-half standings after taking the loss.


The scoring started in the bottom of the fourth frame when Angelo Peraza (San Diego) clubbed a two-run triple over the head of the Huskies’ centerfielder and into the alley in right-center. The three-run fourth was capped by an RBI single through the right side of the infield by Mikey Gottschalk (Minnesota State – Mankato). After four innings of play at ISG Field, the MoonDogs led the Huskies, 3-0.


John Newman Jr. (Santa Barbara) tacked one more run onto the lead with a solo home run over the fence in left during the fifth inning. Newman’s second blast of the summer put the MoonDogs up 4-0.


Duluth saw its first run of the evening cross the plate in the top half of the seventh when Kristian Campbell (Georgia Tech) advanced home in the midst of a throw down to second on a stolen base. After Simon Scherry (Evansville) roped an RBI single down the leftfield line and Charles McAdoo (San Jose State) hit a sacrifice fly to left for a pair of runs, the MoonDogs found themselves grasping a 6-1 lead over the Huskies.


Mankato held Duluth in check for the remaining two innings to pick up their second straight win by a final score of 6-1.


Corey Sanchez (San Jose State) was the starting arm for Mankato on Saturday night. Sanchez picked up the win to improve to 3-1 after dealing seven innings of two-hit baseball with one run against. He walked one and struck out seven along the way. In relief, Alfredo Frey (La Verne) and Tyson Neighbors (Kansas State) dished out scoreless and hitless eighth and ninth innings, respectively.



Altogether, the MoonDogs outhit the Huskies 14-2, Saturday night. Neither side had an error In the contest.


On Sunday, the MoonDogs rematch the Huskies back at ISG Field at 5:05 p.m. before heading into the all-star break.



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’ 28th 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 280 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 (NYM), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist 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 2021 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove winner and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TEX). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. League games are viewable live at 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.