By: Dylan Lee – Public Relations
Madison, Wis. – The Madison Mallards defeated the Kalamazoo Growlers in game one of their doubleheader this afternoon 6-2 in seven innings. Starting pitcher Christian Taugner (Brown) was stellar on the mound in the Mallards home opener. The right hander went five innings and gave up just a single hit and no runs while picking up the win. Reliever Ben Neumann (Northern Illinois) pitched the last two innings and and gave up two runs on four hits.
The Mallards offense benefitted from four Growler errors and eight walks in the game and scored two runs in the second and three in the third. Efficient base running led to the Mallards leading 6-0 by the fifth inning. Center fielder Alex Bacon (North Florida) led the Mallards offense, going 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored.
Game two is currently underway. The Mallards start a two game set with the La Crosse Loggers tomorrow. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 pm.
Mallards single game tickets are on-sale now. To purchase tickets, log on to MallardsBaseball.com, call 608-246-4277, or stop by the Mallards ticket office.
The Madison Mallards are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live and free of charge via the Northwoods League YouTube channel. For more information, visit MallardsBaseball.com.