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Mallards put up four in fourth to edge out Bucks

The Mallards remained in Iowa Tuesday to finish the two-game series against the Waterloo Bucks, after being trampled the night before in an 11-1 blowout. Tuesday result fared much better for Madison, as the visitors outperformed the Bucks to a 5-2 victory.

Eryk McConnell (2-0, pictured), who made his 2007 debut against La Crosse Sunday, took his second W of the season, pitching a five-inning span from the mound. McConnell allowed five hits and a run while striking out a pair of Bucks. Steve Gilgenbach and Bubba O’Donnell relieved the starter, and O’Donnell picked up his eighth save of the season.

Offensively for Madison, Justin Bristow shined above the rest, as the power hitter had three hits and a run out of four at-bats. Bobby Stevens was another contributor, going 1-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored.

Overall, the Mallards combined for 10 hits, while letting up nine to Waterloo.

Michael Hutts (1-2) is expected to take the rubber for the Mallards Wednesday, as the Mallards are off to Canada to take on the Thunder Bay Border Cats. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m.