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Photo by Pat Christman, Mankato Free Press Willmar Stingers pitcher Michael Hahn (19) can only watch as Mankato MoonDogs' Craig Massoni scores from third on a wild pitch as Stingers catcher J.D. Dorgan scrambles for the ball during the third inning of their playoff game Wednesday at Franklin Rogers Park in Mankato. Mankato's Chad Christensen looks on.

Northwoods Playoffs: MoonDogs take out Stingers


MANKATO -- Back-to-back three-run innings for Mankato marked all the offense the MoonDogs needed to claim a 7-3 victory over the Willmar Stingers and advance to the Summer Collegiate World Series Wednesday night at Franklin Rogers Park.

One night after Willmar claimed its first postseason victory in franchise history, they fell in the decisive Game 3 of the North Division Northwoods League Playoffs.

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