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Mallards Play Long Ball, as Bucks Stopped in Madison

With Burke Baldwin on the line for a loss, Will Vogl quickly changed that as he blasted a three-run home run over the scoreboard in left field to put the Mallards (8-9 second-half) on top 4-3.

Vogl?s third home run of the season came with two outs and put the Mallards on top for good. While rounding first base, Vogl?s fist pump was a sign of jubilation and relief as the homer helped the Mallards avoid a five-game losing streak.

Burke Baldwin (2-1) picked up the victory for the Mallards, allowing only one earned run on four hits while striking out five in six innings of work.

Kelly Sweppenhiser provided the remainder of the Mallards offense, blasting his third home run of the season, a solo-shot in the eighth, giving the Mallards some breathing room.

The Mallards bullpen picked up where Baldwin left off, as Mike Creevy and Matt Petty combined to strike out seven of the nine batters they faced. Creevy struck out four in two innings of work while Petty fanned the rest en route to his team leading seventh save of the season.

Rick Rivas (4-2) takes the hill for the Mallards tomorrow night against Jesse Carver (0-4) for the Bucks (7-10). Game time is set for 7:05 p.m. with great seats still available. For tickets visit www.mallardsbaseball.com or order by phone at 246.4277.