Mallards Clinch Playoff Spot
Madison, Wis. (August 3) – The Madison Mallards clinched a berth in the Northwoods League’s South Division playoffs with their victory on Sunday. Division postseason competition will begin on Monday, August 10 and end on Tuesday, August 11. Wednesday, August 12 will be an off day and the Summer Collegiate World Series will start on Thursday, August 13.
Eight teams – four from each division – will be guaranteed spots in the postseason. First and second half Divisional champions will have home field advantage on the first day of the one-game elimination Divisional playoffs. If a team wins both halves, the team with the second best overall record will also have home field advantage on the first day. The first half champion Kenosha Kingfish will host the four seed on Monday and the two seed will play the three seed in the other game.
The winners from day one will advance to the divisional championship game, which will be held on Tuesday, August 11. Of the teams still remaining on Tuesday, the teams with the better overall record from each division will host Tuesday’s games. After an off day on Wednesday, the Summer Collegiate World Series will begin on Thursday, August 13 at the home of the team with the lower overall record. Games two and three of that series will be played at the home field of the team with the better overall record.
Entering Monday, the Mallards currently maintain the second-best record overall in the South Division and would host a playoff game on Monday, August 10 if the season ended today. With seven games remaining in Madison’s regular-season schedule, seeding and location of first-round postseason games will officially be determined after all games on Sunday, August 9 have been completed.
Tickets for potential playoff games will go on sale to the public on Thursday, August 6 at 9:00 a.m. CT. Ticket prices for playoff games will be as follows:
- TDS Triple-Play Club: $35.00
- Dugout Box Seats: $14.50
- Field Box Seats: $12.00
- Meriter & Physicians Plus Backyard Seats: $10.00
- The Great Duck Blind will not be open for playoff games held Monday or Tuesday.
Season ticket holders and ticket package holders can begin reserving their seats now by calling the Mallards Ticket Office at 608-246-4277. Seats will be released for public purchase beginning on Thursday, August 6 at 9:00 a.m. CT.
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.