Kingfish Slug Way to Win
Madison, Wis. – The Madison Mallards (1-6, 29-14) fell 14-6 on Tuesday night at Warner Park to the Kenosha Kingfish (6-1, 19-22). The Kingfish cruised to victory with six home runs and led the entire game. Kenosha sealed the win with a seven-run eighth inning that featured four home runs. Madison was able to total ten hits and cut into the Kenosha lead with five runs in the game’s final three innings, but were unable to overcome the huge Kenosha seventh inning.
Kenosha was able to jump out to an early lead in the first inning thanks to a leadoff home run by Scott Dubrule and an RBI single by Will Wagner. The Kingfish kept the foot on the pedal in second inning, scoring three to make the score 5-0.
The Mallards never got back into the ballgame and the Kingfish sealed the victory with four home runs in the eighth inning. Kenosha scored seven runs in the frame and pulled out to a 14-2 advantage. The Madison offense responded with two runs in the eighth and two more on a Tyler Plantier (Richmond) home run in the ninth but the deficit was too large and the Mallards fell 14-6.
- Third baseman Tyler Plantier smacked his league-leading tenth home run in the ninth inning. Plantier went 2-for-5 on the night and knocked in three runs.
- Reliever Tanner Rogen (Oral Roberts) worked 2.0 scoreless innings and allowed only one hit while picking up a strikeout. Rogen has now allowed one run over his last 8.0 frames on the bump.
- Outfielder Drew Ober (UNC-Charlotte) went 3-for-5 at the dish and scored a run. It was Ober’s first three-hit game of the season.
- Second baseman Trevor Schwecke (UW-Milwaukee) went 2-for-5 with a double to extend his hitting streak to ten games.
- Catcher Jesse Forestell (Western Michigan) ripped an RBI double and drew two walks.
The Mallards look to get back on track tomorrow night in game two against Kenosha. First pitch is set for 7:05 PM at the Duck Pond and gates will open at 5:30 PM. Tomorrow’s game features the Salute to Madison jersey auction presented by Group Health Cooperative. Jerseys will be auctioned off during the game to benefit Project Home. Also, tomorrow night is Bike to the Ballpark. The first 50 fans who ride their bike to the ballpark will receive a free bike helmet, courtesy of Schwinn. For tickets and more information visit mallardsbaseball.com. Make sure to catch every Mallards game on The Zone, 1670 AM and 96.7 FM.
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 theNorthwoods League portal. For more information, visitwww.mallardsbaseball.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Mallards as your favorite team.