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Mallards Downed By Bombers Tonight In Battle Creek

By: Dylan Lee – Public Relations

Battle Creek, MI – August 8, 2014. After taking down the Battle Creek Bombers (16-19, 32-38) by a score of 13-4 last night, the Madison Mallards (19-18, 37-33) fell to the Bombers tonight 11-5 to wrap up their two game series in Battle Creek.

The Mallards scored three runs in each of the first three innings, but the Bombers responded with five of their own in the fifth and one in the sixth.

Left fielder Alex Bacon (North Florida) then hit a two run shot in the eighth to bring the deficit to three runs, but the Bombers tacked on three more in the bottom of the inning. Bacon finished 3-for-4 with two RBI and one run.

Bombers starter Edgar Sanchez (Cedar Valley) went eight complete innings, allowing five runs on 11 hits while striking out four to get the win.

Mallards reliever Charlie Naso (Illinois) was tabbed with the loss after allowing five runs on three hits in two innings of work.

The Mallards travel to Kalamazoo tomorrow to face the Kalamazoo Growlers at 6:05 pm (CT). The series will mark the end of the Mallards 2014 Northwoods League season.

 

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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