Mallards Add Pitching for Stretch Run

The Madison Mallards are pleased to announce the signing of right-handed pitcher Jeff Zielke to a full contract. Zielke joined the team last night, August 2, for their game with the Wisconsin Woodchucks.

Zielke, a native of Watertown, Wis., just completed his freshman season at UW-Stevens Point in the spring. In his first season with the Pointers, he appeared in 14 games, starting once. In over 33 innings pitched, Zielke posted a 2-2 record with a 2.16 ERA. He struck out 34 while walking only nine.

As a high school senior, Zielke was named the Wisconsin Little Ten?s Conference Player of the Year as well as a First Team All-State selection as a pitcher. He was also named the Most Valuable Player of the 2005 class AAA state Legion tournament as a member the Watertown team that won the title.

To make room for Zielke, the Mallards deactivated left-handed pitcher Stephen Dodson.

Tonight, the Mallards take on the Woodchucks in game two of a two-game series. It will be PDQ & Quench Trading Card Night #3, presented by WB57. It will also be Ashley Furniture HomeStore Giveaway Night with great prizes from the Ashley Furniture HomeStore awarded throughout the game.

Great seats are still available for tonight?s game. Order yours now by visiting or calling 246.4277.