Quintana Shines, But Mallards Fall in Series Finale
Madison, Wis. – The Madison Mallards (7-2) were defeated by the Green Bay Bullfrogs (4-5) by a final mark of 7-3 Thursday night at the Duck Pond. Despite the losing effort, the Mallards retained possession of first place in the Northwoods League’s South Division.
Jonathan Quintana (Barry University) led the way offensively for the Mallards, mashing his first home run of the season and reaching base twice via hit by pitch. Anthony Gonsolin (St. Mary’s College), Tony Butler (Madison College) and Jed Sprague (Pacific) each tabbed two hits in the contest.
Grant Spranger (Southeastern CC) allowed one unearned run across five innings on the mound for Madison, striking out two batters and conceding just two hits. Vince Arobio (Pacific) took the losing decision for the Mallards in allowing the eventual go-ahead run over one inning of work.
With their first home loss of the season behind them, the Mallards will turn their collective attention toward the opener of a two-game series with the Willmar Stingers, scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from Warner Park.
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