Green Bay heads to Warner Park to take on the Mallards for game one of the potential-three game playoff series
Madison, Wis.- The Green Bay Rockers will officially begin their run at a Northwoods League Championship against the Madison Mallards Sunday, with game one set for a 4:05 p.m. first pitch at Warner Park.
The Rockers head into the 2023 playoffs with a 41-31 overall record after winning the first half and securing the best overall record of the Great Lakes West division, while finishing 7-3 in their last 10 games to close out the regular season.
Despite coming off a 4-2 loss to the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters to finish their regular season campaign Saturday night, Green Bay will look to start off their postseason run strong after being extremely competitive against the Mallards in the overall season series throughout 2023.
Heading into the postseason, Kendal Ewell (Illinois-Chicago) leads the team in batting average at .333 through 44 games played, while also having hits in each of his last 12 games at the plate with the last two games being multi-hit performances.
On the mound, starters Brett Sanchez (Belhaven University) and Maddox Long (Harding University) have led the way for the Rockers pitching staff, with Sanchez recently being named Northwoods League Pitcher of the Year after recording a 3.23 ERA through 10 starts while throwing 73 strikeouts and allowing 10 walks throughout the summer.
JoJo Jackson (Georgia St) also continues to surge at the plate with the Northwoods League Postseason All-Star posting a .319 average at the plate with four homers and a team leading 39 RBIs to lead the way offensively for Green Bay all summer long.
Heading into game one of the three-game series, Sanchez will get the start on the mound for the 11th time all summer with his latest start coming against the Lakeshore Chinooks last Sunday at Capital Credit Union Park.
In five innings pitched last Sunday, Sanchez allowed just two hits while allowing only one walk and recording three strikeouts, earning the win in the process to complete what was a four-game series against the Chinooks.
Madison will start Jacob Kisting (Bradley) who has 10.1 innings pitched this summer with four walks allowed and 12 strikeouts recorded in three appearances throughout 2023.
Game two of the potential three-game series against the Mallards is set for 6:35 p.m. at Capital Credit Union Park Monday night. The pregame concert performed by Conscious Pilot will begin at 5:30 p.m. with their also being a rally towel giveaway for the first 1,000 fans in attendance.
Playoff tickets are on sale now. Visit www.greenbayrockers.com or call the ticket office at 920-497-7225 to reserve your seats today. The Rockers front office and Team Apparel Fan Shop at Capital Credit Union Park are located at 2231 Holmgren Way in Ashwaubenon. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm.
The Green Bay Rockers 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 watchnwl.com and on ESPN+. For more information, visit www.greenbayrockers.com 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.