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Mallards make it rain on the Bullfrogs

After giving up a two-run shot in the first inning to the Bullfrogs, the tempo of the game Monday appeared like the conclusion to the Mallards 12-game winning streak.

However, after three Green Bay ejections and a five-run seventh, the Mallards put the 13th notch in their belt to finish the sweep.

Starter Craig Meier gave up a two-run homer to Dillon Bell for the first runs of the game. Gathering himself after the blast, Meier went 6.2 innings, allowing six hits, two runs and walk while striking out three.

The Mallards bullpen kept the visitors scoreless through the rest of the game and gave up no hits through 2.1 innings.

Offensively, the Mallards went off in the seventh with Jordan Comadena being hit by a pitch to start the inning. Brandon Wikoff followed with a bunt singled up the first-base line. After Randy Molina grounded into a double play, Comadena advanced to third and later scored the game-tying run on Bobby Hubbard’s single. Daniel Webb then walked to load the bases (Evan LeBlanc drew a walk earlier in the inning). With the bases juiced, LeBlanc scored on a balk from Green Bay’s reliever, Dave Roberts. Green Bay then committed a two-run error, advancing Adam Pasono to first and scoring Webb and Hubbard scored. Eric Neilson joined the fun with a double to center field to drive in the final run of the game. In the inning, the Mallards scored five runs on only three hits.

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Madison travels to Battle Creek for a set of games before returning home to take on Duluth for the Ducks’ final series before taking on the South Division’s No. 1 team, Eau Claire.