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Mallards Beat Woodchucks 4-3 in Thrilling Fashion

The Madison Mallards won another contest in exciting fashion on Sunday when they defeated the Wisconsin Woodchucks 4-3 at Athletic Park. The Mallards are now a perfect 6-0 to begin the 2019 season and swept the first matchup of the season between the in-state foes.

Drew Williams (San Jose State) was clutch late in the game for the Mallards. His RBI single in the seventh inning tied the game 3-3. In the ninth, Williams drilled a double to give Madison a 4-3 lead.

The Woodchucks loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth and had the winning run on second base with two out. A few pitches later, the Chucks bounced into a fielder’s choice to second base to end the game and seal the Madison victory.

 

Turning Point

The Mallards were down 3-2, then Williams delivered two RBI over the final three innings to secure the lead. In the top of the ninth, with two runners on, Williams roped a double into the gap and plated Justice Bigbie (Western Carolina) to put the Mallards ahead 4-3.

 

Top Mallards

  • Williams filled the box score and finished 4-for-5 at the plate. He scored one run, smacked two doubles and drove home two runs.
  • Blake Cisneros (SEMO) fired 2.1 strong innings of relief pitching for the Mallards. The left-hander did not allow a run and gave up just two hits while striking out one Woodchuck.
  • Bigbie reached safely in four of his five trips to the plate. He finished 2-for-3 with two walks and scored the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning

 

Next Up

The Mallards return home to Warner Park and host the Lakeshore Chinooks on Monday for the first game of a two-game series. First pitch is set for 6:05 p.m. and is Sunbelt Rentals Tots N’ Trucks Night at the Duck Pond. Hear every pitch of the 2019 Mallards’ season live on The Zone, 96.7 FM and 1670 AM.