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Mallards Drop Game One Of Doubleheader Against Chinooks

Mequon, WI – June 16, 2014.  The Madison Mallards (12-8) lost in the first game of their doubleheader today at Kapco Park against the Lakeshore Chinooks (13-7) by a score of 5-4. 

Chinook reliever Sterling Koerner (Florida Gulf Coast) pitched 3.2 shutout innings in the win, giving up two hits while striking out three.

The Mallards scored two runs in the first inning when designated hitter Joe Dudek (North Carolina) drove in a run and right fielder Brian Rodemoyer (Illinois State) recorded one of his two RBI on a sacrifice fly. 

A two run homer by Brett Sidall (Canisius) put the Chinooks up two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. The Mallards added one run in the seventh to put the score at 5-4 after an Alonso solo shot to left, which was his third home run in the past three games.

In game two of the doubleheader Sterling Sharp (Eastern Michigan) will face Joe Pavlovich (UW-Oshkosh). Sharp will look for his third win of the year.

The Mallards return home tomorrow to begin a three game home stand against the Chinooks at 7:05 pm. Tuesday night is Superhero Night, and kids 12 and under in costume get a free standing room only ticket. It is also Rayovac Night with a Rayovac Giveaway. 

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 the Northwoods League YouTube channel.  For more information, visit MallardsBaseball.com.