Madison, Wis. (July 26) – The Madison Mallards (13-9, 33-24) pursuit of a second-half, South Division title will continue Sunday evening when field manager Donnie Scott and company square off with the Lakeshore Chinooks (10-16, 27-31) in the finale of their two-game weekend set at Kapco Park. Comprehensive play-by-play coverage of tonight’s contest will be provided by 100.5 FM ESPN Madison beginning at 4:45 p.m. leading up first pitch, which is scheduled for 5:05 p.m. CT.
Andrew Beckwith (Coastal Carolina) will receive his seventh start of the season tonight against the Chinooks. Beckwith, a 6-foot-0 right hander preparing for his junior collegiate campaign, enters Sunday on the heels on an outing in which he lasted one inning with four run (two earned) allowed July 19 against Battle Creek. Overall, the Blythewood, S.C., native carries a 2-2 record, 3.97 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 18:6 strikeout-to-walk ratio across nine appearances (31.2 IP) in 2015.
To counter, Lakeshore will assign right-handed pitcher Marshall Kasowski (Univ. of Houston) with his sixth starting appearance of the summer. Kasowski, a 6-foot-3 right-hander from Conroe, Tex., has pitched admirably in his first campaign in the Northwoods League, going 4-0 with a 1.98 across seven games (31.2 IP) and boasts a 46:15 strikeout-to-walk ratio in the meanwhile. Overall, opposing lineups have managed just a .159 batting average against Kasowski.
Sunday’s Roster Moves – The Mallards have waived left-handed pitchers Scott Moss (Florida), Logan Browning (Florida) and Grant Spranger (Southeastern CC) and infielder Scott Tyler (Ball State) from the active roster. In response, Madison has re-signed utility infielder Chris Tschida (Western Illinois) to the active roster and signed shortstop Matt McCann (Fairleigh Dickson).
The Mallards will return to the Duck Pond next Saturday, August 1 against the Wisconsin Woodchucks (10-10, 22-33). Next Saturday will feature The Diamond Center Diamond Dig post-game, ice-cream scoop giveaway as well as a free Kids Clinic from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. presented by Zimbrick-Honda. For tickets or inquiries regarding Saturday’s Kids Clinic, call the Mallards Ticket Office at 608-246-4277 or visit www.MallardsBaseball.com for more information.
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.