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Madison, WI- June 14, 2014. Rob McDonnell (Illinois) will look to build on his last start tonight against the Wisconsin Woodchucks (10-6) at the “Duck Pond”. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 pm.

McDonnell tossed a one hitter last Saturday against the Green Bay Bullfrogs (9-9), striking out five and walking three in his first win of the year. In three appearances and two starts for the Mallards, McDonnell holds a 1.54 ERA in 11.2 innings pitched, and is averaging just over a strikeout an inning with 12.

The southpaw will go against 6’4”, 225-pound Arkansas product Alex Phillips. The  Nacogdoches, Texas native has yet to appear for the Woodchucks this year. He saw action in ten games for the Razorbacks in 2014 and allowed 26 hits, 13 walks and 13 runs while striking out 17 in 30.2 innings pitched.

Last night, the Mallards carried themselves over the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (4-14) in a 4-2 victory. Kirby Snead (Florida) received the win, pitching 2.1 innings in relief and giving up one run on one hit while striking out two. Alex Bacon (North Florida) and Tyler Huntey (Central Michigan) both hit solo home runs to help the Mallards to their eleventh win of the year and push them into a tie for first in the South Division with the Lakeshore Chinooks (11-6).

The Mallards stay at the “Duck Pond” tomorrow to finish their two game series against the Woodchucks. Tomorrow’s game features a Stoddard's Country Grove Market Father's Day Meat Raffle. TDS will present the ZOOperstars and there will be a Physicians Plus Rally Towel Giveaway. There is also a Petting Zoo at the “Duck Pond.”

Mallards single game tickets are on-sale now. To purchase tickets, log on to, 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 the Northwoods League YouTube channel.  For more information, visit


Published On: June 14th, 2014