Having not pitched in almost a month, one might have expected Andy Sigerich to be a little rusty. That was not the case however, as Sigerich had things in cruise control from the get-go, allowing only three hits in seven innings as the Mallards defeated the Wisconsin Woodchucks 6-0. The 6?9 all-star struck out five Woodchucks and did not allow a walk en route to improving his record to a perfect 5-0. Cody Hall pitched two scoreless innings to preserve the shutout.
Jay Johnson knocked in Greg Thomson in the first inning, giving the Mallards an early 1-0 lead. The offense did not stop there as shortstop Abe Aguirre knocked in half the Mallards runs with a bases clearing double in the seventh to open the flood gates. Earlier in the game Aguirre launched a deep fly ball that was dropped by Woodchucks centerfielder Goetz. The error allowed Jared Johnson to advance from second base to third. Johnson later scored to make the score 2-0 after the throw from second to home was late. Madison exploded in the seventh, adding four runs, giving them a commanding 6-0 lead.
The Mallards (13-4) look to increase their first-place, South Division lead, as they go for the sweep against the Woodchucks (8-9) at Warner Park. Game time is 6:05 PM. The Mallards organization suggests purchasing tickets for remaining home games ahead of time either online at www.mallardsbaseball.com, or at our office located at Warner Park.