It?s been a week filled with close games that the Madison Mallards have found themselves on the wrong end of. They?ll look to reverse those fortunes tonight, June 17, when they take on the Duluth Huskies at 6:05 p.m. in game two of a two-game series at the Duck Pond.
Jake Sullivan, in search of his second win, will take the hill for the Mallards tonight. In two starts so far this summer, Sullivan (pictured below) is 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA. He?s scattered 10 hits in 11 innings of work and has seven strikeouts to just three walks. Sullivan will face a formidable Huskies lineup that currently boasts the best team batting average in the Northwoods League at .257.
Although the Mallards have lost their last five straight, they aren?t being blown out. None of the losses has come by more than two runs and two of them were by just a single run.
The Mallards made a roster move late Friday, releasing left-handed pitcher Scott Reese due to injury and signing MATC right-hander Craig Meier to a season long contract.
Tonight is Summit Credit Union Play More Catch With Dad Night. Father and child combinations will the have the opportunity to play catch in the Duck Pond outfield after the game. The first 1,000 father and child combinations will receive commemorative baseballs courtesy of Summit Credit Union. Also, stick around after the game to enjoy the Life Style Staffing Fireworks Show.
Tonight is also Milton Night at the Duck Pond ? the third of 19 TDS Community Nights in 2006. This summer, fans from 19 different communities in the Madison area will receive discounted tickets courtesy of TDS. Residents of Milton can receive a bleacher seat for only $5 tonight. Groups of 100 or more from one organization will receive group discounted tickets at four dollars per ticket. For more information contact the Mallards ticket office at 608.246.4277.
Single-game and group tickets for the game, and future games, are still on sale! Order yours now by logging on to www.mallardsbaseball.com or calling the Mallards ticket office at 608.246.4277.