Published On: May 20th, 2003

Texas Twosome Yates and Watson are latest signees
The Madison Mallards have added a pair of pitchers from the Lonestar State. Midland College right-hander Kyle Yates and left-hander Andy Watson from Texas-Arlington will be sporting Mallards uniforms this summer.
Yates is 11-2 this season in 14 appearances. In 80 innings pitched, Yates has 89 strikeouts and only 18 walks. The Kerrville, Texas native has a 2.92 earned run average with four shutouts this season. Yates has signed a letter of intent to play at the University of Texas-Austin next season.
Watson is a 6?3?, 200 lb. pitcher originally from Katy, Texas. Watson is 1-0 with a 5.62 earned run average in 11 appearances. The freshman was an All-State selection in his senior season at Taylor High School.
The two additions give the Mallards a total of five pitchers from the state of Texas. Mallards new Head Coach Darrell Handelsman is excited to welcome the duo to Madison.
?Kyle has 11 wins and is playing for a Top-20 junior college program. That speaks volumes about his ability to come in and be a big part of our staff,? Handelsman said. ?Andy is a big lefty who has a chance to be a dominant force in the Northwoods League this summer.?
The Mallards home opener is Wednesday, June 11th at 7:05 vs. the St. Cloud River Bats. Mallards Season Tickets are currently available at the Mallards office for only $150 per seat. Single game tickets are also now available at The Duck Pond at Warner Park.

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