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Published On: July 9th, 2023

The MoonDogs looked to keep things moving in the last matchup against the Willmar Stingers this year.

Max Hansmann would take the mound for the MoonDogs in his debut this summer. The Stingers would place some early pressure on the MoonDogs getting one across the board early in the first.

The MoonDogs and Stingers would trade scoreless innings until the fourth when the Stingers would break it open with a solo home run and a two-run home run. This would cause the MoonDogs to look into the bullpen to see what they could do.

Brady Routon would come in for relief and pitch a clean inning for the MoonDogs keeping them in the game.

The MoonDogs would look to get the bats going. The Stingers would put two on the bases with walks before Jake Duer would send one bouncing off the MSU sign behind the 339-distance sign.

The Stingers would not let that go as they would respond the next inning scoring three runs themselves. The MoonDogs would try to get those runs back but would fall short with Brendan Hord getting home on a wild pitch for the only run of the inning.

Kai Roberts would keep his hot streak going with a bomb deep into center field scoring two and pulling the dogs within one. Ian Culver would come in looking to give the MoonDogs a chance at coming back and getting a second walk off against the Stingers.

The MoonDogs would look to get this game back loading the bases with one out before an untimely double play would end the night for the MoonDogs as they drop a critical game needed to get back into the thick of things in the second half.

Join us tomorrow as the MoonDogs get back at it at ISG Field with a 6:35 P.M. first pitch.


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. Now in its’ 30th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 24 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 325 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 2019/2021 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 and on ESPN+. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Rockers as your favorite team.