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Published On: June 5th, 2015

Post Game Option #4 Great Dane LogoMadison, Wis. (June 16) – In the finale of a two-game series at C.O. Brown Stadium, the Madison Mallards (10-11) were defeated by the Battle Creek Bombers (9-12) by a final score of 8-0 on Tuesday. The Mallards were limited to four base hits in the losing effort, while the Bombers ignited for eight runs on 11 hits against Mallards pitching in route to the win.

Andrew Beckwith (Coastal Carolina) turned in an uneven performance in his first starting appearance of the season, allowing five earned runs on eight hits, one walk and three strikeouts across 3.2 innings of work. Grant Spranger (Southeastern CC), Hever Bueno (Arizona State) and Nick Gruener (Harvard) combined to allow three earned runs, three hits, three walks and seven strikeouts in 4.1 innings out of Madison’s bullpen.

Anthony Gonsolin (St. Mary’s College) did his best to catalyze Madison’s offense in the loss, going 2-for-4 at the plate. Gonsolin’s two base hits were Madison’s only of the game entering the ninth inning, a frame that saw the Mallards load the bases with two outs. J.J. Gould’s (Jacksonville) ground-out to the shortstop ended any chance for a comeback, however, completing Madison’s series-ending loss to the Bombers.

With the series split behind them, the Mallards will turn their attention toward the opener of their two-game away series with the Kalamazoo Growlers, scheduled for 6:05 p.m. CT on Wednesday. Play-by-play action for tomorrow’s contest will be available on 100.5 FM ESPN Madison.

The Mallards will return home on Friday, June 19 against the Kenosha Kingfish. Next Friday will be Valpak Great Outdoors Night at the Duck Pond, featuring an Outdoorsman Maynard Bobblehead Giveaway presented by WKOW TV. For tickets, call the Mallards ticket office at 608-246-4277 or visit MallardsBaseball.com.

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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 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.