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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin- June 12, 2014. Mallards pitcher Tom Constand (Western Illinois) will have to wait for another opportunity to pitch against the first place Lakeshore Chinooks (11-5) after last night's rain out in Mequon. But tonight, he will look to lead the Madison Mallards (10-5) to their eleventh win of the season against the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (3-13) in Wisconsin Rapids at 7:05 pm. 

Constand aims to build on his last start after pitching June 5th against the Kenosha Kingfish. He tossed 5.1 innings of one run ball, giving up five hits, walking two and striking out four in a 13-4 victory. Constand is 2-0 on the year with a 1.74 era in 11.1 innings pitched, having given up three runs on 12 hits.

The Rafters are coming of a 14-4 win over the Kalamazoo Growlers, just their first win in their last ten games played. Scheduled to start in his first appearance with the Rafters is Zach Jackson, a 6’3”, 200-pound righty from the University of Arkansas. Jackson held a 2.53 ERA in 42.2 innings pitched with the Razorbacks, giving up 17 runs on 28 hits and walking 21 batters while striking out 42 in his freshman season. 

The Mallards return to the “Duck Pond” tomorrow to wrap up their two game home and home series against the Rafters at 7:05 pm. Tomorrow night is Charter Communications Office Space Night with an appearance by Richard Riehle, who played Tom Symkowski, the creator of the Jump to Conclusions Mat.  Doc Jams will provide old printers and copiers for fans to smash on the field post-game. 

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 MallardsBaseball.com.

Published On: June 12th, 2014