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Mallards Extend Win Streak To Four After Sweep Of Bullfrogs

Madison, WI – July 16, 2014. A two run shot off the bat of Mallards first baseman Pete Alonso (Florida) in the seventh inning helped the Madison Mallards (10-5, 28-20) sweep the Green Bay Bullfrogs (6-8, 23-26) tonight in Green Bay by a score of 6-3.

Alonso’s home run broke a 3-3 tie to put the Mallards up 5-3. He finished 2-for-4 with three RBI and one run. Center fielder Alex Bacon (North Florida) added another run in the eighth on a sacrifice fly to bring the score to 6-3.

Contributing offensively for the Mallards was left fielder Tyler Allen (Virginia) and third baseman Tony Butler (Virginia), who both had one RBI in the fourth inning after Allen doubled to bring in catcher Matt Thaiss (Virginia) and Butler singled to bring in Allen.

The Bullfrogs scored one run in the first on designated hitter Ryan Howell’s (Chabot) solo homer and answered the Mallards two run fourth with two of their own in the fifth on a two run bomb from Bullfrogs shortstop Matthew de la Rosa (Lenoir-Rhyne University).

Northwoods League All-Star pitcher Christian Taugner (Brown) went 5.2 innings, allowing three runs on six hits while striking out two. The win went to reliever Nate Hoffmann (Madison College), who tossed one scoreless inning in relief to receive his first win of the year.

Bullfrogs starter Roberto Baroniel (Nova Southeastern) was pulled with the bases loaded in the eighth inning after giving up six runs on twelve hits, walking two while striking out two in the loss.

Mallards closer Tim Black (Central Michigan) came on in the ninth and recorded his Northwoods League leading 15th save of the year.

The Mallards return to the “Duck Pond” tomorrow to begin a back-to-back doubleheader against the Willmar Stingers at 4:30 pm. Thursday features Whiplash the Dog Riding Cowboy Monkey presented by The Payroll Company. It is also Spectrum Brands Home & Garden Night with a Spectrum Brands Giveaway before the game.

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.