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Mallards Travel to Kenosha for Series Opener

Mallards travel to Kenosha for Series Opener CroppedMadison, Wis. – Dealt their third consecutive loss Saturday night at the Duck Pond, the Madison Mallards (7-4) will travel to Simmons Field this afternoon for the opener of a two-game road set with the Kenosha Kingfish (7-4). First pitch for today’s (June 7) contest between clubs tied for the South Division’s top record is set for 1:05 p.m.

A.J. Bogucki (North Carolina) will receive his first start of the summer today for the Mallards. The 6-foot-3 right-handed pitcher tossed two shutout innings of relief in a victory June 3 against Green Bay, allowing no hits or walks with one strikeout. Bogucki fanned 23 batters across just 16.1 frames this spring with the Tar Heels, meanwhile limiting batters to a .246 batting average.

To counter, the Kingfish will assign right-handed pitcher Josh Serio (UW-Parkside) with his second outing of the summer. The 6-foot-1, 225-pound junior-to-be received a winning decision June 1 against the Kalamazoo Growlers, a game in which he allowed no runs on four hits, one walk and nine punchouts across six innings of work. Serio is originally from Greenfield, Wis.

The Mallards will return home on Tuesday, June 9 against the Green Bay Bullfrogs (6:35 p.m. first pitch). Tuesday night will feature The Human Cannonball presented by Endres Manufacturing. For tickets, call the Mallards ticket office at 608-246-4277 or visit MallardsBaseball.com for more information.

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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