Green Bay, Wis. – As a pitcher starting on the road in the Northwoods League, there is no bigger boost to your self-confidence than when your team jumps out to an early lead. Monday night, Mallards right-hander Scott Heitshusen (pictured) had a chance to experience that feeling. The team would bat-around in the first inning, sending 11 hitters to the plate before totaling seven runs on five hits and Heitshusen, who was very sharp, pitched six innings, only allowing two runs in the very important 13-4 win over the Bullfrogs. Providing the early big hit was the white-hot Randy Molina, who stroked a two RBI single to keep the offensive surge alive.
Two innings later, instead of letting its opponent creep back into the ballgame, this time, the Mallards kept the pedal to the floor, adding three runs in the third to put the game out of reach at 10-1.
The win improves the Mallards record to 2-6 and drops the Bullfrogs to 6-2.
Did you know? Comadena extended his consecutive road game on-base streak to a league-leading 19…The Mallards are now 1-5 versus the Bullfrogs…The team’s 13 runs were a season-high.
The team returns home Tuesday, July 17 versus the Rochester Honkers. It’s Newcastle Floppy Hat Night (first 1,000 over 21) and Super Hero Night! Wear a costume into the park and get in free!
Also don’t forget Thursday is American Idol Night. Interested karaoke participants can sign up on the Mallards homepage!
Great seats are still available for the entire four-game homestand and can be purchased and printed by visiting mallardsbaseball.com or by calling 246.4277.
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