Latest News

Published On: May 15th, 2006

The 2006 Madison Mallards season is approaching quickly. This past weekend, the Mallards had nearly all of their incoming players in action for their respective college teams. Be sure to check out the “Roster” link on the menu to follow the players and their college teams. Here are some of the standout performances from this past weekend.

It was a good weekend for the three Mallards who play collegiately at UNC-Charlotte. Pitcher Adam Mills tossed his 4th complete game of the season Saturday in a 3-1 win at Duquesne. Mills, whose record is 7-4 on the season, allowed eight hits and struck out seven while walking only one. Catcher Kris Rochelle knocked in the first run of the 3-1 win at Duquesne. He also threw out three runners trying to steal second in the game. Rochelle went 3-12 on the weekend with a double. Spencer Steedley hit his 13th homerun of the season in the 3-1 win at Duquesne. Steedley is hitting .339 for the 49ers with 57 RBI. He also was the starting, and winning, pitcher in Sunday’s 14-6 win at Duquesne. In three innings, Steedley struck out three batters. UNC-Charlotte is currently in fourth place in the Atlantic 10, two games behind Rhode Island. Overall the 49ers are 31-18-1.

Creighton reliever Scott Reese appeared in two games for the Blue Jays, picking up his sixth save with a scoreless inning of relief Tuesday at North Dakota State. He also worked an inning and two-thirds out of the bullpen against Indiana State in a 5-0 Creighton win. Creighton is fourth in the Missouri Valley Conference with a 12-9 record. The Blue Jays are 29-16 overall.

Stanford third baseman Randy Molina went 6-18 in five Cardinal wins this week. He was 3-4 in an 8-4 win at Santa Clara Tuesday. The third baseman scored twice and knocked in three in the five games. Stanford has won six straight but is just 10-11 in the Pac-10.

Indiana State second baseman Ryan Bond had a nice week at the plate, despite the fact his team went 0-4. Bond hit his first homerun of the season and also counted a double among his six hits in 15 at-bats (.400 average for the week).

Xavier catcher Jordan Wolf went 5-11 in three games for the Musketeers. He scored two runs and stole two bases. Pitcher Mike Creevy was a tough-luck loser against LaSalle. Creevy went eight innings and allowed four runs, three earned. He struck out five and walked only one batter.

Maryland’s Dan Melvin went 6-14 on the week with 5 RBI.

Winthrop is currently ranked 21st in the nation. Two of their main cogs will be playing in Madison this summer. Outfielder Tommy Lentz went 4-13 with 4 RBI in four games last week and third baseman Mitch Saum was 4-15. Lentz is hitting .407 with eight homers and 42 RBI while Saum is batting .310 with three homeruns and 30 RBI. The Eagles have won ten straight.

The Madison Mallards open the 2006 season against the Thunder Bay Border Cats on Thursday, June 1, 2006. All tickets are on-sale now! For more information please call the Mallards ticket office at 608.246.4277 or log onto www.mallardsbaseball.com.