Mallards Sunk By Rafters 3-1 To End Five Game Road Trip

Wisconsin Rapids, WI – July 10, 2014. One swing of the bat downed the Madison Mallards (6-4, 24-19) in the final game of their five game road trip against the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (4-4, 16-27) tonight in Wisconsin Rapids.

Rafters third baseman Keelin Rasch (Louisiana Monroe) hit a three run shot in the fourth inning off Mallards starter Rob McDonnell (Illinois) to put the Rafters up 3-0.

McDonnell went six innings, allowing three runs on four hits while striking out five in the loss.

The Mallards would score one run in the eighth inning off a sacrifice fly from right fielder Connor Marabell (Jacksonville) to drive in designated hitter Joe Dudek (North Carolina). Marabell, playing in his tenth game with the Mallards, recorded his 11th RBI on the flyout.

Rafters starter Jake Cage (Azusa Pacific University) held the Mallards scoreless in six innings pitched, walking one while striking out four to record his first win of the year.

The Mallards return to the “Duck Pond” tomorrow to begin a three game home series against the Rafters at 7:05 pm.

Tomorrow 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, 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