Mallards allow another first-inning rally, record falls to 1-6

For the fifth-straight game of the season, the Mallards allowed at least one run in the first inning of the game — this time, a five spot to the Green Bay Bullfrogs, who held off a Madison comeback for a 6-5 victory.

Down 5-0 heading into the second, the Mallards began to chip away at the lead, outscoring Green Bay 5-1 the rest of the game. Randy Molina, Brandon Wikoff and Jordan Comadena led the effort with some big hits, but Madison’s overall effort came up just short.

Mallards starting pitcher Eryk McConnell (2-2) took the loss on the night, despite his ability to get out of the inning.

Towards the final moments of the contest, the Mallards found themselves with the tying run on third base, but Daniel Webb could not find a gap, grounding out for the last out of the game.

The loss brings the Ducks’ second-half record to 1-6, giving Madison the last spot in the South Division standings behind La Crosse, which defeated the Woodchucks Sunday. Green Bay and Eau Claire, both 6-1, took advantage of Wisconsin’s defeat, ascending to the first place spot in the South.

The Mallards remain in Green Bay Monday for another 7:05 game before Madison returns home Tuesday for a two-game set with Rochester, starting at 7:05 p.m.

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