Mallards Ready to Bounce Back
Madison, Wis. – After Kenosha’s offense dominated in game one of the series, the Madison Mallards (1-6, 29-14) take on the Kingfish (6-1, 19-22) for game two of the two-game set at Warner Park. Tonight’s game is scheduled to get underway at 7:05 PM and gates will open at 5:30 PM. Thegame 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, tonight is Bike to the Ballpark night. The first 50 fans who ride their bike to the ballpark will receive a free bike helmet, courtesy of Schwinn.
The Mallards plan to start Illinois righty Sean Leland to the mound tonight. Leland will be making his sixth start and looking to improve his 2-2 record. Leland has tossed 32.1 innings this summer and leads the Mallards with 32 strikeouts. Leland has made a pair of scoreless starts this season and holds opposing batters to a .220 clip at the plate.
Kenosha is scheduled to start right-hander Cale Cuddie. Cuddie will be making his first start against the Mallards and his seventh overall this summer. Cuddie is currently 2-1 with a 3.41 ERA and has tossed 26.1 innings while striking out 12 and walking 23. Cuddie has not allowed more than three runs in any outing this summer.
Players to Watch
Mallards infielder Trevor Schwecke (UW-Milwaukee) currently holds a ten game hitting streak and ripped a double in last night’s loss. Schwecke has knocked in 17 runs this summer and has 45 hits through 35 games.
Mallards third baseman Tyler Plantier (Richmond) went yard again last night to raise his league-leading home run total to ten. Plantier knocked in three runs last night and sits two RBI behind Jake Randa who leads the South Division
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The Madison Mallards are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Now in its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods 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 190 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.mallardsbaseball.comor download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Mallards as your favorite team.