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Mallards Split Series With Growlers In 7-4 Win

Kalamazoo, MI – July 7, 2014.  A four run first inning propelled the Madison Mallards (5-2, 23-17) to a 7-4 victory against the Kalamazoo Growlers (1-5, 14-27) and a split of their two game series tonight in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

First baseman Pete Alonso (Florida) got the Mallards started in the first, singling with the bases loaded to score second baseman Robbie Tenerowicz (California) and right fielder Connor Marabell (Jacksonville).

Shortstop Trace Tam Sing (Washington State) would cross home plate on an error the next at bat and Alonso came around to score on catcher Drew Carlile’s (Bradley) groundout later in the inning to make the score 4-0.

The Mallards then added one run in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to cement the win. Seven different Mallards recorded hits, and the balanced offensive attack was led by Tam Sing, who tripled, doubled and walked while scoring twice.

Mallards starter Kirby Snead (Florida) was solid in his fourth start of the season, holding the Growlers to two runs on four hits while striking out five to move to 3-0 on the season.

The Growlers threatened in the ninth inning, scoring two runs in the bottom of the frame, but Mallards closer Tim Black came on to retire one Growlers batter and receive his 12th save of the year.

Growlers pitcher Ryan Colegate (Ohio Dominican) gave up seven runs on seven hits while walking three to receive the loss.

The Mallards travel to Wisconsin Rapids tomorrow to continue their five game road trip against the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (0-3, 12-23) at 7:05 pm. They play three against the Rafters at Witter Field before returning to the “Duck Pond” on July 11th to face the Rafters at 7:05 pm.

Friday the 11th will feature a MIG Commercial Real Estate LEGO Building Giveaway. It is also Circus World Night with live circus entertainment and Remington Beard Night.

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.