By: Dylan Lee – Public Relations
The Madison Mallards (9-3) handed the Green Bay Bullfrogs (7-5) their fifth loss of the season and continued their win streak, now at six, tonight at the “Duck Pond” before 6,737.
Mallards starting pitcher Rob McDonnell (Illinois) received his first win of the year, moving to 1-1 after shutting out the Bullfrogs in 5.2 innings of work. He gave up one hit and struck out five while walking three batters. Bullfrog starter Mike Ellenbest (Saginaw Valley State) lasted only 3.2 innings, letting up three runs on seven hits and walking four to drop to 1-1 on the season.
Designated hitter Pete Alonso (Florida) went 2-3 for the Mallards, driving in two runs and recording two singles. Alonso is batting an astounding .533 in the last three games with one home run, eight RBI and eight hits. The Bullfrogs one run came off Mallards reliever AJ Bogucki (North Carolina) in the seventh, but their offense was shut down by Tim Black (Central Michigan) in the eighth and ninth. Black struck out one in 1.1 innings of work to record his second save in two nights.
The Mallards travel to Battle Creek, Michigan tomorrow to play the first game of a two game series against the Battle Creek Bombers (4-7) at 4:05 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.
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.