Mallards Bring Win Streak to Warner Park
Madison, Wis. – The Madison Mallards (6-5, 25-21) are returning to Warner Park tonight to take on the Kenosha Kingfish (5-5, 27-18). The Mallards are coming off two straight wins, one in Mequon over the Chinooks on Friday night and one in Kenosha last night. Madison has won five of its last six games and sits a game back in the South Division.
The Mallards bats have found life as Madison scored a combined 18 runs over the last two nights on the road. Last night, every Mallard reached base and all, but one recorded a hit in Madison’s 8-2 win in Kenosha. Madison’s heart of the lineup will look to continue to produce runs after the Mallards two through four hitters knocked in six runs last night.
Scheduled to start tonight for the Mallards is Tyler Dyson. Dyson, a freshman from the University of Florida, will be making his second start of the season. In his Mallards debut, Dyson pitched five scoreless innings and allowed only five hits in a win over the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders.
Set to oppose Dyson is Kenosha starter Mitch Boyer. Boyer has made five starts this season and has tossed 22.2 innings. He owns a 3.17 ERA and has struck out 15 while walking 12. Boyer pitched against the Mallards in Madison on July 4th and went five innings and gave up four runs on six hits.
Through five meetings this season, the Mallards own a 3-2 record against the Kingfish. The teams have proved to be evenly matched and have played three games that have been decided by just one run.
Madison’s all-star shortstop, Cole Daily (Notre Dame), has continued his brilliance in the Mallards leadoff spot. Daily had a pair of knocks last night and scored two runs. Daily has now reached base in 33 straight games and has scored a run in five straight contests. Daily owns a .337 average and leads the league with 64 hits and 54 runs.
Turchin Touching Them All
Mallards centerfielder Doran Turchin (Illinois) went yard in last night’s win and now has hit a home run in two of his last three games. Turchin now owns a team-leading ten long balls and sports a .305 batting average with 40 RBI. Turchin will be participating in the 2017 NWL Home Run Derby on Tuesday night in Wausau.
Madison outfielder Zac Taylor (Illinois) put together a monster game last night as he knocked two doubles and a home run. Taylor has hit in eight straight games and has bumped his average up to .364. Taylor has thrived in the Mallards two-spot and will continue to be a key part of the Madison offense.
After home runs by Turchin and Taylor last night, the Mallards have now hit six home runs over their last three games. The Mallards will look to bring their power display back to Warner Park tonight.
Tonight’s game is set to get underway at 4:05 PM at the Duck Pond and gates are scheduled to open at 2:30 PM. Today’s game features A1 Furniture & Mattress Princess Night. Cinderella, Jasmine, and Belle will all be making appearances. For live updates of tonight’s game, check out @MadisonMallards on Twitter and listen live on The Zone 1670 AM or 106.7 FM WOZN.