Published On: June 3rd, 2016

June3After starting 2016 on a three-game road trip, the Mallards look poised to bring their hot streak into Warner Park. This will mark the Mallards first home game of opening week, presented by Edvest.

After great numbers from the Madison batters through three games, the Mallards are hoping that their starter can give them a boost in their first home game of the season. Justin Watts (Northern Kentucky) turned in a gem in the season opener, but the bats have truly been the story. Lucas Halstead (Pacific) is hitting .667 and Cameron Frost (Washington State) is hitting .375 with a pair of stolen bases. Thanks to clutch hitting a night ago from Matt Vierling and Zach Jarrett, the Mallards were able to extend their win streak.

Madison would love to see their starting pitcher work a bit deeper into the ballgame moving forward, as their bullpen has already thrown 12 innings in three games.

Donnie Scott will turn to Colin Brockhouse (Ball State) to deliver a strong starting performance in the home opener, as the true utility man started at third base two nights ago.

During his junior season at Ball State, Brockhouse went 3-5 with a 5.91 ERA in 57.1 innings. He also hit .260 with three home runs.

Rockford will throw Cole Bellair (Illinois) who just completed his sophomore campaign for the Fighting Illini. Bellair went 2-3 with a 3.34 ERA in 59.1 innings.

The Mallards will host their home opener tonight when they take on the new Northwoods League affiliate Rockford Rivets.  First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 pm.  Single-game tickets for the 2016 season are on sale NOW!  Tickets are available for purchase by visiting, calling the Mallards ticket office at 608-246-4277, or stopping in the ticket office at 2920 N Sherman Ave.


The Madison Mallards are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 23rd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2016, 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, 150 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 (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (CHC). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website.  For more information, visit

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