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Mallards sign three pitchers to 2019 roster

Madison, WI- The Mallards have signed three pitchers to join the 2019 roster. Sophomores, Jake Posey (University of Montevallo) and Quinn Gudaitis (Illinois Wesleyan University), and junior Lowell Schipper (University of Richmond) will be playing at the Duck Pond this summer.

Posey, a redshirt sophomore from Chelsea, Alabama, appeared in six games his freshman season. Before using his redshirt eligibility in his second season, he compiled a 2-2 record and struck out 17 over 22.0 innings pitched. So far, in 2019, Posey has pitched in seven games for a total of 9.1 innings, sending down 11 batters and earning one save. Montevallo’s next matchup is Saturday, at home against the University of West Alabama.

Gudaitis, a 6-foot-6 pitcher from Arlington Heights, Illinois, is entering his second season with the Titans. He had a successful freshman campaign in 2018 where he earned a 3-1 record with a 4.22 ERA by recording 22 strikeouts while only walking seven batters in 12 appearances. Illinois Wesleyan has had three games canceled due to weather, causing Gudaitis to have only pitched in one inning this season, putting up zero runs and not allowing a hit. Their next game is Friday against Illinois College in Kissimmee, Florida, part of the Russmatt Central Florida Invitational.

Schipper, a junior out of Santa Monica, California, brings some experience to the roster. In his sophomore season, he made 15 appearances, with six starts on the hill. He pitched 29.0 innings and tallied up 28 strikeouts, fanning five batters in one game on two separate occasions. In his current campaign, he has made three appearances, totaling 8.2 innings pitched with four strikeouts and a 3.12 ERA. Richmond has had a fast start to their season, starting 8-2 and their next contest is March 8 at Davidson, airing on ESPN+.

The Mallards open the 2019 campaign on May 28 against newcomers to the Northwoods League, the Kokomo Jackrabbits. Single game tickets will go on sale April 27. For all ticket information and pricing, click here. Group and season ticket packages are also on sale now. If interested in bringing a group out or purchasing a ticket package please call the ticket office at 608-246-4277 and a group representative will be available to help.

The Madison Mallards are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 25-year old summer collegiate 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 200 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (MIA). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.mallardsbaseball.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Mallards as your favorite team.