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Mallards Earn 10-4 Win to Claim Series Over Green Bay

The Madison Mallards (21-9) claimed the series win over the Green Bay Booyah (15-15), after earning a 10-4 victory at home. Madison’s stellar offense stunned Green Bay, helping them notch another win to their record.

Green Bay jumped on the Mallards early, taking a 2-0 lead in the top of the second off two RBI singles one from Brady West (North Greenville) and the other by Jacob Buchberger (Davenport).

The Mallards bats were silent until the bottom of the third.

Madison started to take control over Green Bay with three consecutive walks, followed by an RBI single with the bases loaded from Andre Nnebe (Santa Clara College) to cut the Booyah lead by one. Logan Michaels (Virginia) was walked to bring in another run, tying the game at 2. Grabbing their first lead of the game, an RBI single by Jordan Stephens (Miami-Ohio) put the Mallards on top, 3-2.

The Mallards continued to soar over the Booyah. An RBI single off an error for Timo Schau (Southern Wesleyan), a sac fly by EJ Ranel (Lenoir-Rhyne), and finally an RBI by Ben Anderson (Georgia) drove the score to 6-2.

Green Bay began to come alive once again in the top of the fifth. An RBI single by West cut the Mallards lead in half, 6-3. A bases loaded walk for Mike Ferri (UW-Milwaukee) brought the score to 6-4.

Inning seven highlighted another offensive explosion for the Mallards. An RBI single by Schau opened up a 7-4 lead, followed by a sac fly by Ranel to double the score once again, 8-4. Anderson’s second RBI single propelled Madison even more, making the score 9-4.

The Green Bay bats remained calm for the rest of the game, unable to respond to the Mallards prevailing offense. In the bottom of the eighth, the Mallards scored their last run of the game off a sac fly from Stephens, to make the final score 10-4.

Mallards starting pitcher AJ Archambo (Oral Roberts) walked off the mound with the victory after powering through five innings. The loss was handed to Booyah starter Nick Riggle (California PA), after giving up six hits in the second inning.

Turning Point

A fiery offense in the bottom of the third propelled the Mallards to victory. Madison scored six runs on two hits to take control of the game.

Top Mallards

  • Ben Anderson was named Impact Player of the Night after contributing two RBI singles, and went 2-for-four.
  • Leon Davidson (North Carolina A&T) pitched two and a third innings, earning two strikeouts to shut Green Bay down.
  • Justice Bigbie (Western Carolina) reached base safely four out of five at bats, went two-for-three, and scored a run.

Up Next

The Mallards are back at the Duck Pond for a match up against the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders. Tomorrow evening is Dentistry for Madison: Dr. Jay Hazen Star Wars night and toothbrush giveaway, with a post-game Jersey Auction benefiting DAIS. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m., gates will open at 5:35 p.m.