By: Dylan Lee – Public Relations
Madison, WI – July 31, 2014. Mallards first baseman Pete Alonso (Florida) hit a two run home run in the fifth inning to put the Madison Mallards (14-16, 32-31) up 3-2, but it wasn’t enough to lift the club over the Kenosha Kingfish (20-9, 36-25) tonight at the “Duck Pond.”
It was Alonso’s only hit of the night as five Kingfish pitchers held the Mallards to three runs on seven hits. Kingfish reliever E.J. Trapino (Wright State) earned the win after pitching 0.2 innings, giving up one hit to record his first victory of the season.
The Kingfish scored two runs in the second, but the Mallards responded with a run of their own in the bottom half of the inning after catcher Drew Carlile (Bradley) doubled to score left fielder Logan Regnier (Central Michigan). Regnier had reached on a walk and stole second to trot home easily on the two bagger from Carlile. Carlile finished 2-for-3 with one RBI.
Alonso then put the Mallards up in the fifth with his 404-foot two run shot. The Kingfish answered with two runs in the top of the sixth on first baseman Alex Dunlap’s (Stanford) two run jack to make it 4-3.
Kingfish closer Coley Thompkins (Campbell) shut down the Mallards in the final two innings, giving up two hits while walking one to get the save.
Mallards reliever Ben Neumann (Northern Illinois) earned the loss, giving up two hits and one run in 2.1 innings of work.
The Mallards wrap up their home stand tomorrow at the “Duck Pond” against the Kingfish. First pitch is slated for 7:05 pm.
Tomorrow is the Charter Communications Two-Sided Star Wars Maynard Bobblehead Giveaway with a light side and dark side Maynard. Wisconsin Brewing Company will present a Ducktoberfest preview with polka music, and German themed food and games for all ages.
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.