Late game heroics push Green Bay to victory
by: Manny Rodriguez
ASHWAUBENON, Wis. – For the second night in a row, the Green Bay Booyah were victorious over the Madison Mallards after a walk-off.
The Booyah were down in the scoreboard after a half inning as the Mallards were able to see Matt Scannell drive in Drake Baldwin.
But Green Bay answered right back in the bottom of the inning when Dayson Croes (Quincy) knocked in Brendan Ryan (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi) and Max Wagner (Clemson) drove in Dalton Pearson (Georgia State) to take the lead.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, with the bases loaded and after a pitching change that brought in a right-handed pitcher, the right-handed swinging Pearson connected on a two-run single that scored Nathan Blasick (West Virginia) and Elias Flowers (Jacksonville).
In the eighth inning, the Mallards were able to plate three men to even it and the momentum felt as if it was swaying towards Madison.
After coming up empty in the ninth, a clutch performance from Kyle Coates (Washington University in St. Louis) in the tenth left the Mallards go-ahead run stranded at third.
In the bottom half, Nadir Lewis (Princeton) was the runner at second to start the inning with Ryan leading off. Ryan hit one softly towards shortstop Nick Gonzalez and Lewis broke for third. The ball ate up Gonzalez and, in a last attempt to get an out, flipped it erroneously towards third. The ball rolled into the Booyah dugout to score Lewis and give Green Bay the winning run.
Evan Estridge (Clemson) pitched 6.1 innings and gave up just one run while striking out eight and walking two. He picks up a no-decision.
The Booyah will play their last home game before the All-Star Break on Saturday as they welcome the division leading Fond du Lac Dock Spiders for the first of a home-and-home series.
On Saturday, Dueling Pianos with the NEW Piano Guys, presented by Legend Larry’s returns to Capital Credit Union Park. Also, Kids Run the Bases postgame, presented by Culver’s and Y100FM. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 pm.
Single game, group tickets and the all-new Fleet Farm Flex Packs are on sale now. The Fleet Farm Flex Pack includes six tickets that can also be used for any games this summer along with a $50 Capital Credit Union Park gift card, $10 Fleet Farm gift card and much more. Visit www.booyahbaseball.com or call the ticket office at 920-497-7225 to reserve your seats today. The Booyah front office at Capital Credit Union Park is located at 2231 Holmgren Way in Ashwaubenon. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm.
The Green Bay Booyah 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. Having completed its’ 27th season, the Northwoods 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 250 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 (WAS), 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 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB Gold Glove finalist and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.booyahbaseball.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Booyah as your favorite team.