Published On: February 20th, 2006

With the start of the 2006 Mallards season less than 100 days away, looking ahead to the summer is not so far fetched. The spring baseball season is now underway for most college teams and this past weekend the Mallards had three returning players in action.

Right-handed pitcher Adam Mills (1-0) was in action Friday night for UNC-Charlotte. He went six innings allowing two runs on seven hits with six strikeouts. The 49ers ended up winning the game 8-6.

Mill?s teammate Kris Rochelle had a solid weekend for the 49ers as well. In three games Rochelle went 4 for 12 with five runs scored, five RBI and three walks. Their contributions helped UNC-Charlotte to a three games sweep of Canisius.

Infielder Dan Melvin started all three games for Maryland over the weekend. He went one for three in the first game versus Gardner-Webb. In the second game Melvin went one for four and scored a run against Winthrop. The Terps played the Evansville Aces in the final game and he went two for four and scored two runs.

The Madison Mallards open the 2006 season against the Thunder Bay Border Cats on Thursday, June 1, 2006. Group and season tickets are on sale now. Single game tickets go on sale Saturday, April 29. For more information please call the Mallards ticket office at 608.246.4277 or log onto

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