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Mallards Have Chance to Clinch South

Mallards Have Chance to Clinch South

Madison takes on Kalamazoo at 7:05 PM

Madison, Wis. –  The Madison Mallards (17-13, 45-21) take on the Kalamazoo Growlers (16-15, 40-23) tonight at Warner Park with the chance to clinch the best record in the South Division this season. A win would give the Mallards home-field advantage during the first two games of the NWL Playoffs next week barring a win in Monday night’s game.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM tonight and gates will open at 5:30. Kids under 12 eat free at tonight’s ballgame and bring your glove because the first fan to catch a foul ball or a home run on the fly in his or her glove will win $1,000!

 

Probable Pitchers

 

The Mallards are scheduled to start Texas A&M lefty Dustin Saenz. Saenz holds a 3.73 ERA this summer and a 1-1 record through five starts. Saenz has tossed 21.2 innings and has struck out 22 batters. The southpaw has not allowed more than two earned runs in a single start all season and has allowed just six hits over his last 9.0 innings of work.

 

Kalamazoo hurler Foster Anshutz will oppose Saenz in Madison tonight. Anshutz will be making just his second start of the season and will be looking for his first win. Anshutz has tossed a total of 5.1 frames this summer and has allowed three runs on four hits and five walks.

 

Players to Watch

 

OutfielderJake Randa (NW Florida State) has reached base in 16 straight games and has knocked in six runs over his last four games.

Randa has totaled eight home runs and 50 RBI this summer through 63 games while posting a league-best .328 average. Randa also leads the league with 22 doubles.

 

InfielderTrevor Schwecke (UW-Milwaukee) collected a pair of hits last night and once again raised his season batting average above .300. Schwecke has totaled 68 hits this season through 57 games and has knocked in 33 RBI while also leading the Mallards with 18 stolen bases.

 

For tickets and more information visit mallardsbaseball.com. Make sure to catch every Mallards game game on The Zone, 1670 AM and 96.7 FM.

 

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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, 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.