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The Madison Mallards Inaugural Season MVP balloting on Mallardsbaseball.com resulted in a tie between Pitcher Rene Recio, and Outfielder Ryan Spilborghs. Here are the stats for each player:

PLAYER AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS SLG OBP E
Spilborghs, Ryan,OF .331 43 175 28 58 13 1 0 20 20 24 14 3 .417 .403 6

PITCHER W-L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR HB BB SO WP AVG
Recio, Rene 3-4 4.30 13 12 0 0 0 83.2 84 48 40 3 6 27 98 6 .254

Neither player has committed to returning to the Mallards next year as of yet due to pending draft status and offers to play in other summer leagues. Spilborghs finished third in the league with a .331 avg, was fourth with a .403 OBP, and was fourth with 13 doubles. Recio led the league with 98 SO, as well as filling in on many occasions in the field at several positions for the Mallards.

The Mallards 2002 season will open early in June at the Duck Pond at Warner Park. Also keep your eyes on Mallardsbaseball.com, the official web site of the Mallards, for some new features in the coming week. Mallard?s season tickets are available for only $150 for all 32 Mallards home games at the Mallards office.

Published On: September 7th, 2001