By: Dylan Lee – Public Relations
Madison, Wis. – The Madison Mallards (3-1) start a four game road trip today against the Wisconsin Woodchucks (0-4) in Wausau, Wisconsin. Chris Oakley (North Carolina) will take the mound in his first start and second appearance of the season. Oakley came on in relief Wednesday night against the Kalamazoo Growlers, pitching just one inning and giving up two hits and two walks. He will look to bounce back against Seth Davis, a 5’10”, 185-pound lefty from Augustana University making his first appearance this season for the Woodchucks. Davis was 5-2 with a 3.46 ERA in his junior season for the Vikings. He pitched a total of 70.1 innings with 89 strikeouts.
Last night, the Mallards beat the La Crosse Loggers 15-3. Trent Higginbothem (North Florida) led the Mallards going 3-for-4 with one home run and four RBI. Starting Mallards pitcher Tom Constand (Western Illinois) received the win, tossing five innings of two run ball and giving up seven hits while striking out three.
Tomorrow the Mallards will stay in Wausau to play the Woodchucks in game two of the series. First pitch is scheduled for 5:05 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 via the Northwoods League YouTube channel. For more information, visit www.mallardsbaseball.com.