By: Ryan Hill — Public Relations
Green Bay, WI — June 3, 2013. The Madison Mallards (2-2) will conclude their quick two-game road trip in Green Bay Monday night against the Bullfrogs (3-1). Game time is scheduled for 6:35 pm.
The Mallards had another error-filled game Sunday afternoon in their 6-5 loss in 10 innings. The Mallards committed five errors Saturday night in their 9-1 win over the La Crosse Loggers and had four more Sunday. The ones from Sunday proved to be much more costly, though, as the Bullfrogs scored in the bottom of the tenth after shortstop Mike Reuvekamp (California) threw a ball past third baseman Sam Koenig (UW-Milwaukee) while Tripp Martin (Samford) was trying to advance from second to third on a ground ball. The ball rolled all the way to the fence and allowed Martin to come around to score to end the game.
The Mallards were leading 4-3 going into the bottom of the eighth inning before Martin took Mallards reliever Ben Neumann (Northern Illinois) deep on a full-count offering. Nick Hibbing (Iowa) took the loss for the Mallards and Michael Fain (Nevada-Reno) notched the win.
The Mallards are hoping to bounce back by sending Luke Staub (George Washington) to the mound tonight. He started for the Mallards last Thursday night against the Eau Claire Express but the game was postponed in the second inning. Staub proved to be a workhorse for the Colonials this spring, as the 6’2,” 200-pound native of Peoria, Illinois led the team in games started (15) and innings pitched (91.2). He went 4-6 with an ERA of 3.44.
He Booted It!
The Mallards have committed 11 errors over just four games in the 2013 season. After committing only one in each of the first two games, the Mallards committed five over a six-inning stretch last Saturday against the La Crosse Loggers and four more against the Bullfrogs Sunday.
Another Multi-Hit Game
Mallards leadoff hitter Tony Cheky finished with multiple hits for the third consecutive game on Sunday against the Bullfrogs. He finished 2-for-5 with one RBI, one triple and a run scored. He leads the Mallards and ranks fifth in the Northwoods League with a .438 batting average.
The Mallards will return home Tuesday for a 7:05 pm game against the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (2-2). That night is also Maynard’s Birthday Party! Fans are encouraged to bring a toy for Maynard to donate to charity. It is also Spectrum Brands Night.
The Mallards will then head to Wisconsin Rapids Wednesday for a 7:05 pm contest. They will head to Wausau a day later to take on the Wisconsin Woodchucks (2-2) at 6:35 pm.
The 2013 season is upon us! Single-game tickets are on-sale now!
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 Baseball League in North America. In 2013, the Northwoods League will celebrate its 20th season.