Mallards Drop Game Two Against Rockford
Rivets defeat Mallards 4-1 in game two of doubleheader
Madison, Wis. – The Madison Mallards (15-11, 43-19) were defeated by the Rockford Rivets (9-18, 27-34) in game two of a doubleheader on Wednesday night at Warner Park. The Mallards offense was held in check all evening and a three-run seventh inning by the Rivets allowed Rockford to snap Madison’s four-game win streak. A key two-run double by Rockford designated hitter Jimmy Burnette gave the Rivets the lead for good in the pivotal seventh inning.
Mallards starter Jonah Smith(Creighton) made his first start of the season an effective one, lasting 4.0 innings while shutting out the Rivets, allowing only three hits and punching out a pair of batters. Smith gave way to Andrew Baker (Florida) who was effective and kept the Rivets off of the board in the fifth and sixth. Madison was able to open the scoring in the sixth on a sacrifice fly by Trevor Schwecke (UW-Milwaukee) a few pitches after Garrett Kueber(Austin Peay) led off the inning with a double.
However, the Rivets responded with a big seventh inning, scoring runs on a groundout back to Baker and on a two-run double down the left field line by Jimmy Burnette. The double chased Baker out of the ballgame and gave the Rivets a 3-1 advantage.
- Starting pitcher Jonah Smithwas strong in his first start of the summer, hurling 4.0 scoreless innings. Smith has now worked 10.1 consecutive scoreless innings.
- Designated hitter David Vinsky (Northwood) went 1-for-3 at the dish with a walk to extend his hitting streak to twelve games.
- Shortstop Garrett Kueber recorded a double in the Mallards loss and also made a number of smooth plays on the left side of the Madison infield.
The Mallards are back in action at Warner Park tomorrow night, taking on the Lakeshore Chinooks at 7:05 PM. Tomorrow’s game will feature the Derek Fisher bobblehead giveaway and gates will open at 5:30 PM. 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.