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Anson’s Triple the Difference in Mallards Victory

Kyle Anson’s three run triple in the bottom of the sixth inning broke a 3-3 tie and led the Madison Mallards to a 6-4 victory on Saturday night over the Wisconsin Woodchucks before the largest crowd in Mallard history.
Cody Hall started for the Mallards and pitched a solid ballgame to earn his first victory of the season. He gave up single runs in the first, third and fourth innings but settled down to give up just those three runs over seven innings of work. He gave also gave up six hits and three walks while striking out five.
Down 1-0 in the second, the Mallards tied the game as third baseman Mike Settle led off with a walk and later came around to score on an RBI sacrifice by designated hitter Matt Bose.
After the Woodchucks went ahead 2-1 in the third, the Mallards once again tied it once again on an RBI single by Settle. The Mallards fought back from their third deficit of the game in the fifth on an RBI double by Nick Cadena to tie the game at 3-3.
That set the stage for Anson in the sixth. After singles by Madison Edwards and Erik Johnson, an intentional walk to Cooper Fouts loaded the bases. Anson then tripled to clear the bases and give the Mallards a 6-3 lead. Anson was 2-5 on the night.
Bill Bernabei pitched the eighth to hold the lead for the Mallards and Mark Sopko gave up a run in the ninth but held on for his third save of the season.
The announced crowd was 2,853 people, the largest crowd in the two year history of the Mallard franchise. Madison (9-13) goes for two in a row Sunday night versus the Wisconsin Woodchucks in Wausau. Game time is scheduled for 5:05pm.