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Published On: July 18th, 2015

7-18 pre game CROPPEDMadison, Wis. (July 18) – After taking both games in Friday’s double-header against the Lakeshore Chinooks, the Madison Mallards (11-7, 31-22) on Saturday will travel to C.O. Brown Stadium for the first of a two-game weekend set with the Battle Creek Bombers (5-12, 18-34). First pitch for tonight’s contest is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. CT.

Andrew Beckwith (Coastal Carolina) will receive his sixth start of the season tonight in Battle Creek. The 6-foot-0 right-hander enters tonight’s contest on the heels of a no decision for allowing just one run over six frames July 12 against the Bombers at the Duck Pond. Overall, Beckwith sports a 2-2 record, 3.52 ERA and 17:4 K/BB ratio over 30.2 innings.

To counter, the Bombers will turn to right-handed pitcher Victor Gonzalez (East Tennessee State) in this evening’s series opener against the Mallards. Tonight will be Gonzalez’s 2015 Northwoods League season debut for Battle Creek after his sophomore collegiate campaign with East Tennessee State. He is originally from Jupiter, Fla.

The Mallards will return to the Duck Pond on Thursday, July 23 against the La Crosse Loggers. Thursday will feature XPOGO, presented by Charter Communications. UW-Health Sport Medicine will also provide a Developing Swing Fundamentals and Power Clinic on the field from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for children ages 9-16 for $40.

For tickets or questions about the clinic, call the Mallards ticket office at 608-246-4277 or visit www.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.