Published On: June 26th, 2009

Eau Claire, WI – June 26, 2009. A day after losing both games of a doubleheader, the Mallards look to get a game back from the Eau Claire Express as the two teams do battle again in a 6:35 p.m. affair tonight at Carson Park.

Madison has now lost five straight games and find themselves four games behind the Express for first place in the Northwoods League South Division with seven games left. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games.

Hoping to salvage a win and gain some sort of momentum heading into this weekend’s series at the “Duck Pond” against the Brainerd Lakes Area Lunkers, the Mallards will send right-hander Alex Rivers (Santa Clara) to the mound tonight. Rivers is 0-1 with a 2.57 ERA in seven innings this season. In his lone start on June 20, he faced the same Express team and allowed two earned runs in six innings, but was saddled with the loss.

The Express will counter with right-hander Gera Sanchez (New Mexico JC) who is 2-1 with a 3.50 ERA in 18 innings over three starts. He’s coming off a shaky performance on June 15 when he allowed six earned runs in four innings to pick up the loss.

Catch all Mallards action on the road by tuning into FM 100.5 ESPN or by visiting for a free live streaming. Want to watch the game? Visit and click on “Game Day” to begin your viewing experience today!

Fans, the Mallards return home this Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday. Great seats are still available and can be purchased by clicking here or by calling the box office at 608.246.4277 today!

Saturday is Rhythm & Booms, the TQ Diamonds “Diamond Dig,” and Culver’s Night to get Culverized! We’ll also show the movie “Field of Dreams” after the fireworks while traffic filters out of the area. Gates will open at 3:30 p..m. People are only allowed to bring in one bottle of water and one blanket.

Sunday is Doggie Day presented by WAGS! Dog owners will receive a free bleacher ticket (one per dog only) as their favorite four-legged friends are allowed into the ballpark during this once-a-summer occurrence. It’ll also be Backpack Day (first 1,000 kids, 14 & under) and St. Mary’s Happy Heart Activity Book giveaway (first 1,000 kids). Gates will open at 1:30 p.m.

Then, on Tuesday, it’ll be the Thrift Painting Baseball Night (first 1,000 kids) and Budweiser T-Shirt Night (first 500 adults). Come thirsty and hungry; it’s Old Style $2 Tuesday! We’ll be selling $2 domestic taps and 2 hot dogs for only $2!

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