Madison, Wis. The Madison Mallards (3-4) are looking to end their three-game road trip with a victory as they take on the Kalamazoo Growlers (3-4) on Tuesday morning at Homer Stryker Field. Madison topped Kalamazoo last night, 12-6. Doran Turchin (Illinois) paved the way offensively for the Mallards as he went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI.
Trailing 3-1 in the top of the fourth, the Mallards were able to break the game open with a five run inning. Kian O’Brien (Madison College) and Turchin both notched RBI singles. Two Mallards then scored on an error by the Kalamazoo shortstop on a ground ball hit by Jett Manning (Alabama). After Kalamazoo tied the game in the six, Madison again pulled ahead with a five run inning. In the top of the eighth, Manning knocked in a run on a hit and Turchin went yard, driving in three. The Mallards tacked on another run in the ninth and won 12-6.
Turchin has continued to lead the Mallards offense as he now owns a .462 batting average and has reached base at a .576 clip. Turchin now has 14 RBI which leads the Northwoods League. Cade Bunnell (Madison College) sits at fourth-place in the league in RBI as he’s tallied 8 while batting .250.
Scheduled to start for the Mallards is Simon Rosenblum-Larson (Harvard). In Rosenblum-Larson’s lone start this season, he tossed 5.2 innings, struck out nine, allowed just three hits and one run, earning a no-decision. Another effective and lengthy outing from Rosenblum-Larson will be key on Tuesday morning.
Set to oppose Rosenblum-Larson is Connor Manous. Manous has made one start for the Growlers this season and earned a win, going 5.2 innings, allowing three hits and three runs while striking out seven. Manous just finished his freshman season at Indiana.
First pitch is set for 10:05 this morning in Kalamazoo. Follow along for live updates at @MadisonMallards on twitter and check out northwoodsleague.com for live statistics. To listen live, tune into The Zone 106.7 FM or 1670 AM.
The Mallards will return to the Duck Pond on Wednesday, June 7th to face the Rockford Rivets. The Mallards will host a food drive for Willy St. Co-Op Night. First pitch is set for 6:35 PM at Warner Park. Gates are scheduled to open at 5:00 PM.