Two hours, twelve minutes and 116 pitches later, Greg Reinhard of the Wisconsin Woodchucks chalked his name among Northwoods League immortality by throwing a no hitter against the Madison Mallards Friday night at Warner Park. Reinhard simply dominated the Ducks from start to finish, striking out 13 batters and walking none.Only two hit batters stood between Reinhard and a perfect game. Ryan Zink started the game for the Mallards, surrendering only two earned runs in six innings while striking out six. Reinhard was the story tonight however, becoming the first pitcher at this level to ever throw a no hitter at Warner Park.
On a brighter note for the Ducks, after working with the City of Madison, the Madison Mallards are pleased to announce that beginning this evening and for the remainder of the 2004 season, seating capacity at Warner Park has increased to 7,500. After consideration by the City of Madison Parks the Mallards have added two, twenty foot fences in the outfield; one in left centerfield, and one in right centerfield. The new fences will provide additional exits in the ballpark in case of emergency. The Mallards have also added an eight foot entrance on the left field side. Tonight the Mallards were thrilled to bring in 7,140 fans.
Mallards? playoff tickets are currently available. Four-game playoff ticket packages can be purchased online at www.mallardsbaseball.com, by phone: (608) 246-4277, or by stopping in our office located at 2920 N. Sherman Ave., until 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 6th. The reserved seat package costs 28 dollars, and bleacher reserved costs 26 dollars. Single-game playoff tickets go on sale starting on Sat., Aug. 7th, at 10 a.m. Reserved tickets cost seven dollars, bleacher reserved tickets cost six dollars and fifty cents and general admission tickets cost six dollars. Playoff tickets are refundable.