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Mallards Look To Continue Production At Plate Today Against Green Bay

Green Bay, WI – June 26, 2014.  The Madison Mallards (16-11) aim to build on their win yesterday tonight against the Green Bay Bullfrogs (12-17) in Green Bay after dominating the the Wisconsin Woodchucks (17-11) last night in a 13-3 victory. Kirby Snead (Florida) will start for the Mallards, his second of the year, against Green Bay pitcher Zac Butler (Lincoln Memorial).

Snead has pitched 10.2 innings for the Mallards this summer, holding a 1.68 ERA with ten strikeouts, having given up just two runs on two hits. In his last start, Snead tossed three scoreless innings, giving up no hits while striking out four.

Butler, a 6’0”, 185-pound righty out of Blue Springs, Missouri has appeared once for the Bullfrogs this year, pitching four innings and giving up one run on five hits, while walking and striking out three in a 4-3 loss against the Kenosha Kingfish.

Last night the Mallards were led offensively by Robbie Tenerowicz (California), who was 3-for-3 with three RBI and Trent Higginbothem (North Florida), who added two sacrifice flies and a single to finish with three RBI in the win over the Woodchucks.

Winning pitcher Charlie Naso (Illinois) received his second victory of the season, striking out six batters in just 2.1 innings of work.

The Woodchucks went through six different pitchers, letting up 13 runs on 18 hits. With the win yesterday, the Mallards sit three games out of first place in the South Division.

The Mallards stay in Green Bay tomorrow to play the Bullfrogs at 7:05 pm before returning home on Saturday, June 28th to face the Lakeshore Chinooks at 6:05 pm. Saturday night is 80's Night featuring an appearance by Jose Canseco in a post-game home run derby. There will also be a Capitol View Events Pre-Game 1985K.

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.