Madison, WI – July 15, 2014. A two run seventh help put the Madison Mallards (9-5, 27-20) over the Green Bay Bullfrogs (6-7, 23-25) tonight in Green Bay, winning by a score of 7-6.
In the top of the inning, designated hitter Drew Carlile (Bradley) doubled to score second baseman Robbie Tenerowicz (California) and catcher Matt Thaiss (Virginia) drove in first baseman Pete Alonso (Florida) the next batter on an RBI single.
Mallards reliever Matt Portland (Northwestern) received the win after tossing two innings, giving up one run on one hit while striking out two.
The Mallards exploded in the first two innings, scoring a combined five runs on three hits. Tenerowicz hit a two run bomb in the first inning, and Alonso followed in the second with three runs after doubling with the bases loaded to score left fielder Alex Bacon (North Florida), Tenerowicz and center fielder Will Krug (Illinois).
The Bullfrogs responded with one run of their own in the fourth and four runs in the fifth, and added one run in the bottom of the seventh to bring their tally to six. Closer Tim Black (Central Michigan) came on to pitch 1.2 innings for the Mallards, giving up one hit while striking out two to get his Northwoods League leading 14th save of the year.
Mallards starter Tyler Buffett (Oklahoma State) went 4.2 innings, giving up five runs on nine hits, walking one while striking out two.
The Mallards play one more against the Bullfrogs tomorrow at 7:05 pm before returning on Thursday to begin a back-to-back doubleheader at the “Duck Pond” against the Willmar Stingers.
First pitch on Thursday is slated for 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.
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.