Published On: August 11th, 2018

Mallards Wrap Up Regular Season

Madison takes on Fond du Lac at 7:05 PM

Madison, Wis. –  The Madison Mallards (19-15, 47-23) take on the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (18-16, 39-29) tonight at Warner Park for the last home game of the 2018 regular season. The Mallards will then head to Fond du Lac tomorrow before beginning postseason play on Monday night at the Duck Pond. After last night’s comeback fell just short, the Mallards are looking to continue to tune up for the single-elimination playoff game on Monday night.


The Mallards are 5-1 against the Dock Spiders this summer and hold a stellar 2.04 team ERA. The Mallards pitching staff has held the Dock Spiders to just 34 hits through 53.0 innings and have tallied 53 strikeouts while walking only 30 batters. Offensively, David Vinsky (Northwood) is 8-for-22 against Fond du Lac this season.


Probable Pitcher


The Mallards are scheduled to give the ball to Oral Roberts righty Tanner Rogen tonight. Rogen will be making just his first start of the season after appearing in 17 games out of the bullpen. Rogen has compiled a 5.10 ERA and a 1-0 record through 24.2 innings of work while striking out 16 and walking ten. Rogen has allowed only two earned runs over his last 8.2 innings on the mound.


Players to Watch


Utility man Tyler Plantier (Richmond) has totaled five hits over his last two games and crushed a deep home run in last night’s loss. Plantier leads the Mallards with 14 home runs and reached 50 RBIs last night. Plantier also raised his on base percentage back above .400 to .402. Plantier has drawn 37 walks this summer and has totaled 73 hits through 63 games.


OutfielderCam Cratic (Madison College) has continued to be an on-base machine, collecting four hits and four walks over the last three games. Cratic has a .450 on base percentage and has also shown speed on the base paths, legging out infield hits and swiping a pair of bases during his nine games with the Mallards.


Tonight’s game will feature Illusionist Glen Gerard, for tickets and more information visit Make sure to catch every Mallards game 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. 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 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.


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