Mequon, WI- June 22, 2012- The Madison Mallards (10-14) ended their four game losing streak on the road Friday night shutting out the Lakeshore Chinooks (11-13) to the score of 5-0. Mallards catcher Jose Trevino (Oral Roberts) hit a three run home run in the fifth inning to put the Mallards out of reach of the Chinooks and tied the series at one game each.
The Mallards got on the board in the second inning when first baseman Jeff Zimmerman (Northern Illinois) scored off a Phil Sorenson (Tennessee Martin) RBI single to make the score 1-0.
The scoring resumed in the fifth inning when Mallards’ center fielder Tyler Marincov (North Florida) and second baseman Luiz Munoz (Coffeyville CC) reached base on fielder’s choice. Trevino then ripped a pitch up the first base line, but the potential RBI scoring hit was called foul by the home plate umpire. The next pitch Travino saw left the park. A three run shot to left field by the catcher put the score at 4-0, and the Mallards never looked back.
In the top of the ninth inning Marincov scored an unearned run to put the score at 5-0.
Mallards starting pitcher Anthony Marzi (Connecticut) improved to 2-0 as he settled in for six innings of work and earned the quality start win. Marzi scattered seven hits, allowed no runs, walked one, and stuck out four.
Lakeshore Chinooks starter Josh Uhen (UW-Milwaukee) is charged with the loss after his five innings of work. The night saw Uhen give up four runs on five hits. Uhen walked none and struck out no Mallards’ hitters.
Pitcher Josh Hamilton(UNC Charlotte) got his fifth save of the season in one inning of work. Hamilton stuck out two and walked one to finish the game in Mequon.
The shutout was the Mallards second of the year. Their last shutout came June 7th against the Green Bay Bullfrogs.
The Mallards will return to the “Duck Pond” on Saturday June 23rd to finish their series with the Chinooks. That night will be Jani-King Air Freshener at the ballpark, featuring post-game fireworks presented by Budweiser.
The 2012 season is upon us! Single-game tickets are on-sale for all Mallards home games.
The Madison Mallards are part of the 16-team Northwoods League. The Northwoods League has more teams, plays more games, and draws more fans than any other Summer Collegiate League in North America.