Mallards Set to Play Two
Madison, Wis. – Last Friday, the Madison Mallards (3-8, 31-16) and Lakeshore Chinooks (8-3, 24-22) completed an inning and a half before the matchup was halted and postponed due to heavy rain. Tonight, the teams will resume the postponed game as the first game of a doubleheader. The postponed game will resume at 4:00 PM and the Mallards will hold a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning. The teams will then play tonight’s regularly scheduled matchup a half hour after the completion of game one. The second game will last seven innings.
Tonight’s doubleheader features Group Health Cooperative Fitness Night and the Goat Yoga Ticket Special. Goat Yoga will take place from 5:30-6:30 in the Group Health Cooperative Backyard due to the doubleheader this evening. For more information and to purchase tickets, head here.
Before an off day yesterday, the Mallards defeated the Wisconsin Woodchucks at the Duck Pond with clutch pitching and defense. After winning the first half title, the Mallards have yet to find a similar groove, going 3-8 in the second half. Madison will look to find momentum after a day off.
In the first game of the doubleheader, the Mallards plan to start Notre Dame righty Brian Morrell. Morrell will be taking over for Dustin Saenz (Texas A&M) who originally started the game last Friday. Morrell holds a 2-0 record and a 2.80 ERA through 25.2 innings this summer. Morrell lasted 5.0 innings and allowed only one hit and zero runs in his last start.
In game two, the Mallards will send Dartmouth righty Cole O’Connor to the mound. O’Connor will be making his fourth start this season. O’Connor owns a 4.41 ERA this summer and will be looking for his second win. O’Connor has walked only five batters this season while picking up 16 strikeouts.
Players to Watch
Mallards third baseman Tyler Plantier (Richmond), a 2018 NWL All-Star, has been hot at the plate lately, collecting ten hits over his last five games. Plantier leads the league in home runs (11) and currently has a .328 batting average with a total of 57 hits this summer. Plantier has knocked in three runs in two of his last three ballgames.
Mallards infielder Garrett Kueber (Austin Peay) has found a groove at the dish, tallying hits in six straight games. Kueber has raised his average to .270 after leading the Mallards with a .341 batting average in the month of July.
Mallards outfielder Drew Campbell (Louisville) has also been hot in July, collecting a team-high 18 hits. Campbell, a 2018 NWL All-
Star, currently holds a .326 average and has collected nine extra base hits.
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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.