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Madison, Wis. – The Madison Mallards (11-11, 30-27) are ready to get back on track tonight as they welcome the Battle Creek Bombers (15-7, 35-22) to Warner Park. Madison’s pitching staff will look to bounce back as the Mallards send their ace, Tyler Dyson (Florida) to the mound. A Madison win will snap Battle Creek’s six game winning streak.

Dyson, who earned the win in Florida’s National Championship CWS game, is 2-0 through three starts with the Mallards this summer. Dyson owns a 1.20 ERA and has struck out 14 in 15.0 innings pitched. Dyson earned a win in his last outing as he went five innings and allowed only one run on three hits while punching out six.

The Mallards offense will look to back Dyson with run support after coming up short in two games yesterday. Infielder Sam Armstrong (Jacksonville) will look to continue his success at the plate after knocking in four runs on a two-run shot and a double in game one yesterday.

Scheduled to start for the Bombers is righty Andrew Click. Click owns a 2-3 record this season and has a 5.57 ERA. Click will be making his eighth start and has tossed a total of 30.2 innings this season while racking up 26 strikeouts.

Game Notes

The Upper Hand

The Mallards are 3-1 against the Bombers this season so far. Mallards shortstop Cole Daily (Notre Dame) is 6-for-14 at the plate against Battle Creek this season and Madison reliever Andrew Buckley (California) has worked in three games against the Bombers, giving up only one run on two hits and striking out five.

Dominant Dyson

Tonight’s starter, Tyler Dyson, has been effective with runners on base this summer and has been able to consistently strand runners. Dyson has held opposing batters to a .231 average with runners on base and batters are only one for five against him with runners in scoring position and two outs.

Sidearm Shutdown

Mallards reliever David Stover (Marietta) has made three consecutive scoreless appearances. Stover has tossed 6.0 innings over the last ten games and has allowed zero runs while issuing only one walk. Overall this season, Stover owns a 2.54 ERA through 20 appearances. Stover has worked 35.1 innings and has a 2-2 record.

Armstrong’s Atmosphere

Mallards infielder Sam Armstrong (Jacksonville) has been brilliant at the Duck Pond so far this summer. After racking up four RBI and going yard in game one, Armstrong has three home runs and 14 RBI through nine games at Warner Park. Armstrong is batting .414 at home while drawing nine walks and striking out only eight times.

Tonight’s game is scheduled to start at 6:35 PM and gates are set to open at 5:00 PM. The game features Game of Thrones Night with an appearance by the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. It is also Stoddard’s Country Grove Market Meat Raffle giveaway. Additionally, post-game fireworks presented by Budweiser. For live updates of today’s game, check out @MadisonMallards on Twitter and listen live on The Zone 1670 AM or 106.7 FM WOZN.

Published On: July 29th, 2017