Mallards Fall to Chinooks 13-6
Mallards Fall to Chinooks 13-6
The Madison Mallards (44-20, 16-12) could not complete a season sweep of the Lakeshore Chinooks (28-35, 12-16), losing the finale between the two teams 13-6 in Mequon, Wisconsin Friday night. The Mallards took the season series from the Chinooks 7-1. Madison pitchers could not find the plate consistently, walking ten batters, eight of whom came around to score.
With the Mallards trailing 7-4 going into the fifth inning, Lakeshore put six runs on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fifth, sixth, and seventh innings, to turn a three-run deficit into a seven run margin, 13-6. In those middle innings, Madison pitchers allowed seven walks. The Mallards offense matched Lakeshore with eleven base hits, but could not recover from the free passes.
- David Vinsky(Northwood) had a single and a double to extend his hitting streak to 14 games in a row
- Trevor Schwecke(UW Milwaukee) clubbed a long two-run homer over the left centerfield fence, his sixth home run of the summer
- Drew Ober(UNC Charlotte) contributed two hits and an RBI
- Max Hewitt(Oklahoma State) showed his pitching chops and preserved bullpen arms by getting four outs at the end of the game without allowing a run. Hewitt’s fastball registered 85 mph on the scoreboard radar gun.
The Mallards return home Saturday night August 4, at 6:05 pm for an important home and away series with the second half leading Kenosha Kingfish (34-30, 21-9). The outcome of this two game set could have significant influence on the final four playoff match-ups in the South Division. Saturday night will be Star Wars Night at Warner Park, with a custom jersey auction by Dentistry for Madison, Dr. Jay Hazen, benefitting DAIS. Saturday night will also be Stoddard’s Country Grove Market Meat Raffle and Bratwurst Appreciation Night.
As first half champions, Madison is already guaranteed home field for Game 1 of the play-offs, Monday August 13, at 7:05 pm. Get your play-off seats on madisonmallards.com to “Pack the Pond” with a capacity crowd. Listen to all Mallards game action on the Zone, 1670 AM, 96.7 FM.
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, 200 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.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.