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Published On: August 12th, 2023

In a regular season filled with ups and downs it ended where everyone knew it would on a road trip to Waterloo. While the playoffs were not in the picture this year the MoonDogs wanted to end the season on a high note.

The MoonDogs would start out with some fireworks as Kai Roberts would tie the single season record for doubles at 22. Roberts then set the single season record for stolen bases at 37 both stats he also holds the MoonDogs career records with 37 doubles and 60 stolen bases. Kip Fougerousse would add to the fun with a deep solo shot to give the MoonDogs a two-run lead.

It would not take long for the Bucks to get back the runs from the MoonDogs as they would get one in the bottom of the first and again in the second tying it up and twos.

The MoonDogs and Bucks would trade scoreless innings until the Bucks would get one across the plate late in the sixth inning. The MoonDogs would not stand for that pushing three across in the seventh and never looking back.

This would end the MoonDogs season with a final score of 5-3 and a season mark of 38-30.


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.