Published On: June 22nd, 2014

Alexandria, MN – June 22, 2014.  The Madison Mallards (14-9) resume play today after not playing the past two days due to record rainfall in Willmar, Minnesota. The team travels to face the Alexandria Blue Anchors (5-20) this afternoon at Knute Nelson Memorial Park in Alexandria, Minnesota. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 pm.

The Mallards scheduled doubleheader yesterday against the Willmar Stingers (16-5) was postponed due to unplayable field conditions after rainfall in Willmar made the playing surface at Bill Taunton Stadium unplayable. The rescheduled date for the doubleheader is to be determined.

On the mound today against the Blue Anchors is righty Christian Taugner (Brown). Taugner has appeared in 20.2 innings for the Mallards this year, carrying a 3.91 ERA in four starts. He gave up two runs on five hits while striking out three, pitching 6.1 innings in his last start against the Wisconsin Woodchucks on June 15th.

Slated to start for the Blue Anchors is 6’5”, 185-pound righty Jason Zgardowski (Angelo State University). Zgardowski has started five games for the club and holds a 4.36 ERA in 22.2 innings pitched. His last game against the St. Cloud Rox, he went six full innings, giving up two unearned runs on five hits while striking out two.

The Mallards finish their two game series against the Blue Anchors tomorrow in Alexandria at 6:35 pm before returning to the “Duck Pond” on Tuesday, June 24th to face the Wisconsin Woodchucks (16-8).

Tuesday night is Boy Scout Night and will feature a Zimbrick Honda LEGO Giveaway. There will also be a UW Health Sports Medicine Developing Healthy Off-Speed Pitching Mechanics Clinic from 9 am – 12 pm.

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


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