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Published On: June 4th, 2014

By: Dylan Lee – Public Relations

Madison, Wis. – Madison Mallards (5-3) starting pitcher Sterling Sharp (Eastern Michigan) blanked the Kenosha Kingfish (4-4) in five innings of work, striking out five Kenosha batters and walking one to move to 1-1 on the year and lead the Mallards to a 8-0 win.

He was relieved by Ben Neumann (Northern Illinois) in the sixth, who pitched three innings and gave up just one hit while striking out three. Andrew Buckley (California) came in to finish the Kingfish in the ninth, retiring all three batters he saw. Kingfish starter Connor Kelly (Chandler Gilbert CC) pitched 5.1 innings and gave up two runs on three hits, walking five and striking out three batters to fall to 1-1. Kelly was replaced by Paul Schuster (SIU-Edwardsville) in the sixth inning who have up four runs on four hits. All four of those runs came in the seventh.

Offensively, Robbie Tenerowicz (California) went 3-for-5 with three RBI. The second baseman also scored twice for the Mallards. Designated hitter Spencer Blacksher (Southwest Baptist) was 2-for-3, hitting a two run homer in the seventh to finish with two RBI.

The Mallards return to the “Duck Pond” tomorrow to play the Kenosha Kingfish.  First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 pm.  Tomorrow night is MINI of Madison Yoga Night featuring former WWE superstar Diamond Dallas Page.

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 for a fee via the Northwoods League YouTube channel.  For more information, visit MallardsBaseball.com.