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Madison, WI – July 19, 2014. A seven run fifth inning for the Kenosha Kingfish (11-8, 27-24) downed Madison Mallards (12-8, 30-23) tonight at Simmons Field by a final score of 11-4.

The Mallards scored three runs in the second inning, aided by a two RBI single from left fielder Tyler Allen (Virginia). Allen finished 1-for-4 with two RBI.

They would add one in the fifth inning before the Kingfish exploded in the bottom of the frame, scoring seven runs off three different Mallards pitchers.

Receiving the loss was Mallards reliever Nate Hoffmann (Madison College), who gave up three runs on two hits in 0.1 innings of work. Hoffmann drops to 1-3 on the year after he was the first of three relievers to come on in the fifth.

Kingfish reliever Connor Kelly (Chandler-Gilbert CC) tossed one inning, giving up one run on two hits in the fifth to get the win.

The Mallards stay in Kenosha tomorrow to wrap up their two game series against the Kingfish at 5:05 pm. After tomorrow, the Mallards are off for the Northwoods League All-Star Break until next Thursday, when they resume play in a home-and-home series against the Lakeshore Chinooks.

The Mallards play one in Mequon on Thursday at 6:35 pm and return to the “Duck Pond” on Friday for a 7:05 pm game.

Friday is Jay Hazen Dentistry for Madison Muskies Turn Back the Clock Night with a Toothbrush Giveaway. It is Badger Bowl Bowling Appreciation Night, as well as Bark in the Park, where fans can bring their pooch to the ballpark!

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.

 

Published On: July 11th, 2014