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Mallards Look To Stretch Win Streak To Seven

By: Dylan Lee – Public Relations

Madison, Wis. – The Madison Mallards (9-3) look for their tenth win against the Battle Creek Bombers (4-8) this afternoon in Battle Creek, Michigan at 4:05 pm.

The Mallards finished a two game sweep of the Green Bay Bullfrogs last night, beating the Bullfrogs 3-1 at the "Duck Pond" in a game highlighted by a shutout performance from starter Rob McDonnell (Illinois) and two RBI from Pete Alonso (Florida).  McDonnell pitched 5.2 scoreless innings, striking out five and giving up just one hit and three walks to record his first win of the year. Alonsos two RBI game brings his tally to ten on the year and his two hit performance makes him 10-for-19 in four games played, good for a .526 average at the dish.

On the mound tonight for the Mallards is 6’2”, 180-pound righty Christian Taugner (Brown). Taugner is 1-0 on the year after pitching last Monday in a 17-5 rout of the Kenosha Kingfish. Taugner has held batters to a combined .114 average at the plate in two appearances, giving up five hits in 9.0 innings of work.

Battle Creek is scheduled to start Jacob Waguespack (0-1), a 6’6”, 215-pound hurler out of Ole Miss. In 9.1 innings pitched, Waguespack holds a 2.89 ERA, having struck out 12 batters and giving up a total of three runs on ten hits.

Tomorrow the Mallards will stay in Battle Creek for game two of their two game series. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 pm.

They return to the “Duck Pond” Tuesday, June 10th to play the Lakeshore Chinooks at 7:05 pm. That night is Ho-Chunk Gaming Night and will feature a Ho-Chunk Plinko Board and Ho-Chunk Playing Card Giveaway in the Great Dane Duck Blind. It is also Valpak Great Outdoors Night.

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.