Published On: June 24th, 2014

Alexandria, MN – June 23, 2014.  The Madison Mallards (15-10) got back on track tonight in Alexandria, Minnesota, defeating the Alexandria Blue Anchors (6-21) by a score of 2-0. The Mallards lost on a walk off single last night against the Blue Anchors, but tonight the Mallards pitchers blanked Alexandria’s bats, giving up just three total hits.

Mallards starter Rob McDonnell (Illinois) went 5.2 shutout innings in his fourth start, striking out three while giving up one hit and three walks to move to 3-1 on the year.

The Mallards runs came on a RBI from center fielder Will Krug (Illinois) to score second baseman Robbie Tenerowicz (California) in the fourth and a Trent Higginbothem (North Florida) solo shot in the ninth, his second of the year, to put the Mallards ahead 2-0.

Closer Tim Black (Central Michigan) finished off the Blue Anchors in the ninth, retiring three of the four batters he faced to get his eighth save of the year.

Blue Anchors pitcher Sean Stutzman (Dallas Baptist) received the loss, giving up one run on five hits while striking out two.

The Mallards return to the “Duck Pond” tomorrow to face the Wisconsin Woodchucks (16-8) at 7:05 pm. 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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