Mallards Suffer First Loss of the Season
The Madison Mallards (8-1) suffered their first loss of the season at home after being defeated 10-2 by in-state rival, the Green Bay Booyah (6-3).
The Green Bay bats were loud right from the start to rattle the Mallards. In the top of the first, Green Bay scored four runs off of one walk and back-to-back home runs. Nick Kreutzer (Arkansas Pine Bluff) hit a two-run home run followed by a solo home run hit by Blaise Maris (Florida Tech).
Unable to quickly respond, the Mallard bats were quiet until the seventh inning. Drew Benefield (Louisville) hammered a two-run home run to put the Mallards on the board, trailing 9-2.
Starting pitcher for Green Bay, Garrett Martin (Marian) dominated through the Mallards lineup striking out six batters through seven innings. Green Bay added one more run in the ninth inning, making the final score 10-2.
Ty Herrenbruck (Pittsburg State) hit the third home run of the game to open a 6-0 Green Bay lead. Though the Mallards scored in the bottom of the seventh, they were unable to match Green Bay’s multiple outburst on offense.
- Drew Benefield (Louisville) was named Impact Player of the Night after hitting a two-run home run to put the Mallards on the scoreboard.
- Nick Morales (San Jose State) entered the game during the eighth, striking out four through the ninth inning.
- Nathan Aide (Madison College) made his debut for the Mallards, his first at bat resulted in a single.
- Ben Anderson (Georgia) went 2-for-3 and drew a walk.
Tomorrow night, the Mallards and Green Bay are back at the Duck Pond to close out their series. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. The evening is Superhero Night presented by SSM Health. There will be appearances by Batman, Iron Man, and Wonder Woman. Make sure to catch every Mallards game on The Zone, 1670 AM and 96.7 FM.