Dressman?s Clutch Hit Helps Mallards win Sixth Straight
Sunday night proved to be a historic night for the Madison Mallards, as the organization broke its all-time single-season attendance record of 179,951 set last season, and J.J. Hollenbeck earned his eight victory of the year, setting a team record for wins. Matt Petty also broke the Mallards single-season record for saves with his tenth of the summer.
5,764 fans packed the Duck Pond, setting a new team and Northwoods League attendance record of 180,429 fans in 2005.
Danny Dressman provided the fireworks for the Mallards however, lacing a two-run, two-out single up the middle in the seventh inning propelling the Mallards to a 3-1 victory over the Wisconsin Woodchucks. J.J. Hollenbeck pitched seven strong innings for the Mallards, allowing only one earned run on five hits while striking out four en route to his team record eighth victory of the season.
Nate Trumm provided the Mallards with the team?s only multi-hit performance, going 3-for-4 with one run scored. The Mallards bullpen showed the Woodchucks why Madison boasts the league?s best team ERA, holding the ?Chucks scoreless over the final three innings and allowing only one hit. Matt Petty entered the game to face Joe Evans with two outs in the ninth and Kelly Sweppenhiser made a spectacular diving stop at third base, gunning Evans out at first to end the game.
The first place Mallards (17-10) are back in action tomorrow night, taking on the Wisconsin Woodchucks in Wausau. Casey Baron is set to take the mound for the Mallards against Dusty Brabender. The Mallards return home to the Duck Pond Saturday night to take on the Woodchucks at 6:05 p.m.
Fans are reminded to attend the World?s Largest First Pitch presented by American Family Insurance prior to next Sunday?s contest. The first 3,000 fans are invited to throw out a first pitch from 12:00 p.m. ? 4:30 p.m. For more information, or tickets to remaining Mallards home games, visit the Mallards Web site at www.mallardsbaseball.com or contact the Mallards at 246.4277.