Madison, WI- August 6, 2016. With two wins Friday night, the Madison Mallards (40-24, 17-11) have officially clinched a berth in the 2016 Northwoods League South Division Playoffs.
The Mallards will be playing a to be determined opponent on the first day of the Northwoods League South Division Playoffs on Monday, August 15th. The location of the game is to be determined.
The Mallards can clinch a home playoff game under the following scenarios:
If the Mallards win the second half of the South Division, they will be at home on Monday, August 15th.
If the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters win the second half of the South division, and the Mallards finish in second place in terms of overall record, the Mallards will host a home playoff game on Monday, August 15th.
With eight games remaining in the regular season, the Mallards currently trail the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (42-21, 18-9) by 1.5 games for first place in the second half of the South division. They have a 5.5 game lead over the Battle Creek Bombers (34-29, 16-11) for second place in terms of overall record in the South division.
The Mallards will head to Kalamazoo on Saturday as they take on the Kalamazoo Growlers at 5:05 CST.
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, 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 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 portal. For more information, visit www.mallardsbaseball.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store and set the Mallards as your favorite team.