Tuesday, March 6, 2007


Mankato has so far announced six MoonDogs that will be returning this summer. They will be announcing more signings later this week.

RHP/INF Matt Mossey was 5-5. 2.79 last summer for Mankato. This spring for North Dakota State he has struck out 6 and only walked 1 in 6.1 innings. He also leads the team with a .462 average.

RHP Tom Porter has not given up a run in 5 appearances this spring for Elon. Last summer he was 1-3, 3.92 and had 2 saves for the MoonDogs.

C Ben Geelan will be brought along slowly at Iowa this spring as he recovers from an injury he sustained while playing for Mankato last year.

C Jeff DeSmidt put up impressive numbers in the very short time he played for Mankato last summer. This spring he is hitting .267 and has one homerun for Minnesota.

INF Nate Hanson hit 3 homeruns for the MoonDogs last summer. Nate leads Minnesota with 2 homeruns this spring.

INF James Keithley is hitting .250 this spring for Texas-San Antonio. James hit .236 and had two steals for Mankato last summer.