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By: Ryan Hill — Public Relations

Mequon, WI — July 13, 2013. The Madison Mallards (8-4, 29-16) left runners in scoring position in the fourth through seventh innings Saturday night and were ultimately shut out by the Lakeshore Chinooks (8-3, 29-16). The final score was 3-0.

Eric Hanhold (Florida), Dan Sayles (Sacramento City) and Mitchell Sewald (LSU) combined to five-hit the Mallards on the night.

Hanhold started and went five innings while allowing just two hits and two walks. He struck out four. Sayles also allowed just two hits and went three innings while Sewald allowed one hit in the ninth for his fourth save of the season.

Only one of the three runs the Chinooks scored off of Mallards starter Luke Staub (George Washington) was earned. They plated a run in the second on a sac bunt while they Mike Hollenbeck (Illinois State) had an RBI single and John Norwood (Vanderbilt) doubled in another in the sixth.

Staub went six innings and allowed three runs (one earned) on five hits. He walked none and struck out four. Jack Livingston (Northwestern) pitched the remainder of the game and allowed just two hits while walking one and striking out two.

The closest the Mallards would get to scoring was in the fifth and sixth, when they left a runner on third base. Tate Matheny (Missouri State) grounded out to third with Geonte Jackson (San Jacinto CC) on third in the fifth while Mike Fitzgerald (Indiana State) grounded out to short with John LaPrise (Virginia) on third in the sixth.

The five Mallards hits on the night were all singles. LaPrise and Weeks—both Mallards position players on the All Star roster—were the two Mallards with multiple hits. They each finished 2-for-4.

Norwood led the Chinooks offensively by going 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Ryan Krill (Michigan State) was the other Chinooks player with multiple hits and finished 2-for-4.

The Mallards round out their four-game series with the Chinooks Sunday at 5:05 pm at the “Duck Pond” before heading to La Crosse for a two-game set Monday and Tuesday.

Sunday is the Service Industry Appreciation Night and fans can receive food and drink specials for the Service Industry during the game! TDS is also presenting the ZOOperstars! The Lion’s Sight Night Community Connection Night will also be held. 

The Madison Mallards are your Northwoods League South Division First Half Champions! Playoff tickets are on-sale now!

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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 is celebrating its 20th season.

Published On: July 14th, 2013