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McCarty, Mallards Welcome Kingfish

Madison, Wis. – The Madison Mallards (12-13, 31-29) return to the Duck Pond to take on the Kenosha Kingfish (11-14, 33-27). The Kingfish took game one of the series last night in Kenosha with a 5-2 win.

Last night, the Madison offense could only salvage a pair of runs on four hits. Middle of the order bats like Zac Taylor (Illinois) and Sam Armstrong (Jacksonville) will look to get back on track tonight after being held hitless in game one of the series.

Scheduled to start for the Mallards is righty Matt McCarty (Louisville). McCarty has a 2-2 record this season as he has appeared in ten games and has made four starts. McCarty has worked a total of 27 innings and has racked up 19 strikeouts while walking only six. He earned the win in his last appearance, a five inning start against the Rockford Rivets when he gave up two runs on three hits.

Set to take the mound for Kenosha is Nick Long. Long, a freshman from the University of Florida, has made six appearances for the Kingfish this season. His last appearance was his only start of the summer when he went five innings and allowed only one run on two hits while striking out nine.

Game Notes

Going for a Split

The Mallards fell to 3-4 this season against Kenosha after falling last night. Tonight, the Mallards will attempt to split both the two-game set and the season series with the Kingfish.

Settling In

Tommy Bullock (UNC-Charlotte), a recent addition to the Mallards, had a pair of hits and drew a walk in last night’s ballgame. Bullock hit .329 this spring at Pitt CC and had seven home runs while driving in 38 runs. Bullock has the ability to play at both middle infield spots and will also provide a solid bat off of the Mallards bench.

Strong Starts

Last night, Mallards starter Matt Horkey (UNC-Charlotte) went seven innings and allowed only three runs. Horkey’s long outing was his eighth of five or more innings. The Mallards have received production from their starting pitchers recently as Simon Rosenblum-Larson (Harvard) and Tyler Dyson (Florida) both allowed only two runs in their starts over the past few games.

Tonight, game time is set for 7:05 PM and gates are scheduled to open at 5:30 PM. The game features the Alliant Energy iMaynard bobblehead giveaway presented by WKOW TV for children 14 and under who complete a STEM activity. Visit mallardsbaseball.com for rules. Listen to all Mallards games live by tuning into The Zone 106.7 FM or 1670 AM. For more Mallards coverage, visit mallardsbaseball.com.