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The 2007 Mallards offense could be very strong if returning player Jordan Comadena’s hot start rubs off onto his teammates this summer. In three games last weekend Comadena (pictured) had six RBI and scored seven runs on nine hits, including three doubles and two home runs. His .417 batting average and .833 slugging percentage lead the Boilermakers. Other future Mallards had noteworthy performances over the weekend as well. Below is a complete listing (in alphabetical order) of these six players’ accomplishments. Opening Day is Thursday, May 31 at 7:05 vs. the Eau Claire Express.

Bobby Hubbard, OF, Jr., Furman. Hubbard had five hits and three RBI in a three game weekend series versus Davidson University. He upped his batting average to .294 (10-34).

Evan LeBlanc, OF, So., UC Santa Clara. LeBlanc had four RBI and scored two runs on three hits in a 15-3 win over San Jose State on Sunday. In 15 games he has a .333 batting average.

Mark Sorensen, RHP, Jr., Michigan State. Sorensen pitched three innings of shutout relief to earn his first victory of the season against Pittsburgh on Monday. Sorensen struck out four and did not allow a hit.

Travis Sweet, INF/OF/P, Jr., University of Iowa. Sweet had six hits, including a home run, and scored five runs in wins over Notre Dame and Nebraska. He is hitting .438 (7-16) and has five RBI in four games this season.

Steve Turnbull, RHP, So., University of Iowa. Turnbull pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowing one earned run on two hits while striking out six members of the Notre Dame squad on Sunday.

Brandon Wikoff, INF, Fr., University of Illinois. Wikoff was named to the Al Ogletree Classic All-Tournament team after helping the Illini clinch the tournament title with a 2-1 record. He continued the hot start to his rookie season with a .429 weekend (6-14) that included two RBI and a run. He also recorded a .500 on-base percentage and stole a base in the tournament.

Check back next week as we continue to release the 2007 roster and follow the future Mallards through their spring schedule.

The Madison Mallards open the 2007 season against the Eau Claire Express on Thursday, May 31, 2007. Group and season tickets are on sale now. Single game tickets go on sale Saturday, April 28. For more information please call the Mallards ticket office at 608.246.4277 or log onto www.mallardsbaseball.com.

Published On: March 6th, 2007