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Published On: June 5th, 2015

6-14 Preview CroppedMadison, Wis. (June 14) – After dropping the opener of a two-game road set on Saturday, the Madison Mallards (9-9) will look to salvage the series finale on Sunday against the Green Bay Bullfrogs (7-8) at Joannes Stadium.

Comprehensive coverage of today’s contest, scheduled for 1:05 p.m., will be available on 100.5 FM ESPN Madison.

Mallards field manager Donnie Scott will send Matt Bower (Washington State) to the mound for his third start of the season this afternoon. The 6-foot-5 southpaw selected by the Houston Astros in last week’s MLB Draft is 1-0 with a sterling 0.69 ERA this summer, a span of time in which he’s punched out 19 hitters and walked two in 13 total innings.

To counter, the Bullfrogs will task right-handed pitcher Parker Hamilton (Florida Gulf Coast) with his third starting job of the 2015 season. Hamilton, a 6-foot-2 native of Jupiter, Fla., is 0-1 with a 0.87 ERA across his first two outings of the summer. He was limited to just three appearances (3.0 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, K) during freshman collegiate campaign.

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 a Pepsi 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