Madison, Wis. – The Madison Mallards (8-8) were defeated by the Lakeshore Chinooks (9-7) by a final score of 5-2 in the first game of Friday's (June 12) double-header at Warner Park.
Cameron Frost (Washington State) shined in the loss for the Mallards, going 3-for-4 with a home run and double. Mikey Diekroeger (Stanford) chipped in with three hits across four at-bats.
Nick Gruener (Harvard) took the losing decision on the mound for Madison, allowing three earned runs in 2.0 innings. Hever Bueno (Arizona State) punched out three hits across 2.0 scoreless frames of relief in the eighth and ninth innings.
The Madison Mallards are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 22nd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2015, 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 120 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website. For more information, visit www.MallardsBaseball.com