Mallards Aim To Bounce Back Tonight in Wausau

By: Dylan Lee – Public Relations

Madison, Wis. – The Madison Mallards (3-2) will play the Wisconsin Woodchucks (1-4) tonight in the second game of a two game series at Athletic Park in Wausau, Wisconsin. First pitch is scheduled for 5:05 pm. 

The Mallards lost to the Woodchucks last night 6-0. Starting Woodchucks pitcher Seth Davis (Augustana) pitched a gem, striking out nine Mallards batters, walking one and giving up just one hit in seven innings of work to shutout the Mallards and record his first win of the season. 

Mallards pitcher Chris Oakley (North Carolina) received the loss. Oakley gave up two runs on five hits and walked four to drop to 0-1 on the year. 

Tonight, Mallards pitcher Rob McDonnell (Illinois) will take the mound for the club. The 6’2”, 210-pound southpaw pitched in relief Wednesday against the Kalamazoo Growlers, tossing two innings of scoreless ball. McDonnell is scheduled to start against Logan Sawyer (Lincoln Memorial CC), a 6’5”, 215-pound righty out of Knoxville, Tennessee. Sawyer saw action for the Woodchucks earlier this week, coming on in relief against the La Crosse Loggers in a 6-14 loss. Sawyer pitched three innings, giving up three runs, two earned, on five hits while striking out one.  

Tomorrow the Mallards continue their road trip and travel to Kenosha to play the Kenosha Kingfish (4-1). First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 pm.

Mallards single game tickets are on-sale now. To purchase tickets, log on to, 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