Impressive Pitching & Timely Hitting Lead Mallards to 10th Straight Victory
Grafton, Wis. – The Madison Mallards (12-3) extended their ten-game winning streak with a4-0 victory at Kapco Park against the Lakeshore Chinooks (7-8). Starter Justin Watland (San Jose State), middle reliever Brian Martinez (Connors State), and Tanner Rogen (Oral Roberts) combined for the shutout, yielding only four hits and one walk.
A lead-off triple by Jayce McLean (North Dakota State) and a RBI grounder by Drew Ober (UNC Charlotte) broke a scoreless tie in the top of the fifth.
The Mallards gained some separation in the sixth inning with a two-out rally. With the bases loaded and two outs, Drew Ober delivered a clutch two-strike hit up the middle to make it a 3-0 ballgame. Jake Randa (NW Florida State) knocked in an insurance run in the top of the ninth to make the score 4-0. The Mallards are now 8-0 when leading after seven innings.
- Drew Ober delivered 3 RBIs
- Brian Martinez earned the win with shutout innings in the fifth, sixth and seventh
- Justin Watland gave up only two hits and struck out four in his four innings of work
- Tanner Rogen sealed the victory with scoreless frames in the eighth and ninth to end the game
- Max Hewitt (Oklahoma State) was solid defensively at second base and added two base hits
The Mallards return home to Warner Park tomorrow night, Wednesday June 13, and go for their eleventh win in a row in the second game of the series with the Lakeshore Chinooks. First pitch is 7:05 pm, and gates open at 5:30. Bring the little ones to play on featured trucks and other heavy equipment on Sunbelt Rentals Tots & Trucks Night. For tickets and
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The Madison Mallards are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 23-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 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 170 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM). 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 or on Google Play and set the Bullfrogs as your favorite team.