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Mallards Fall to Woodchucks 6-0

By: Dylan Lee – Public Relations

The Madison Mallards (3-2) were blanked by the Wisconsin Woodchucks (1-4) tonight in Wausau, Wisconsin by a score of 6-0. Coming off a 15-3 rout of the La Crosse Loggers last night at the "Duck Pond," the Mallards were stymied by Woodchucks pitcher Seth Davis (Augustana) in their first road game of the year. Davis pitched seven innings, giving up just one hit and striking out nine batters to help the team to their first win of the season.

Mallards starting pitcher Chris Oakley (North Carolina) lasted 4.2 innings, giving up two runs on five hits. The New Jersey native drops to 0-1 after his second appearance this year. 

The Mallards will look to bounce back tomorrow afternoon against the Woodchucks in Wausau. First pitch is slated for 5:05 pm. Starting for the Mallards is Rob McDonnell. It will be McDonnells first start for the club and second appearance this week. On Wednesday versus the Kalamazoo Growlers, McDonnell pitched two scoreless innings, giving up two hits and striking out one in a 5-6 loss. 

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.

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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.