Published On: June 24th, 2014

Madison, WI – June 24, 2014.  The Madison Mallards (15-10) return to the “Duck Pond” tonight to take on the Wisconsin Woodchucks (16-10) at 7:05 pm after splitting a two game road series against the Alexandria Blue Anchors (6-21) in Alexandria, Minnesota.

Mallards starter Sterling Sharp (Eastern Michigan) will square off against Woodchucks pitcher Robby Medel (TCU). Sharp leads the Mallards in strikeouts with 22 in just 17.2 innings pitched. In his last outing for the team, Sharp pitched five innings, giving up two runs on seven hits while striking out three.  He was the hard luck loser as the Mallards were shut out by the Lakeshore Chinooks 2-0.

Medel, a 6’4”, 170-pound righty out of Arlington, Texas has appeared in eight games for the Woodchucks and holds a 2.66 ERA in 23.2 innings of work. In his last game on June 18th, Medel went six innings, giving up two runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out two in a 6-2 win over the Green Bay Bullfrogs.

Last night, the Mallards beat the Blue Anchors by a score of 2-0, highlighted by superb pitching from five different Mallards pitchers and a solo home run by third baseman Trent Higginbothem (North Florida) in the 9th to cement the clubs 15th victory.

Starter Rob McDonnell received the win, going 5.2 scoreless innings, giving up one hit and four walks while striking out three. Closer Tim Black retired three of the four batters he faced in the ninth to get his eighth save of the year.

Tonight is Boy Scout Night and will feature a Zimbrick Honda LEGO Giveaway.

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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