KENOSHA, WIS. – The Madison Mallards traveled to Kenosha, Wisconsin for their fourth game on the road after losing at home to the Pit Spitters 13-4.
The Mallards starting pitcher Ernie Day (Iowa Western) pitched five great innings striking out eight batters, and only allowing three hits.
It was a back-and-forth game, with the Mallards scoring the first two runs in the 2nd inning- a sac fly and a single to left field to drive in the two runs. In the top of the 6th, Dominic Toso (Richmond) came out and hit a solo home-run in left field to make the score 3-1 against the Kingfish.
The Kingfish responded in the bottom of the 6th with two more runs tying up the game 3-3. In the 8th inning Dominic Toso (Richmond) and Bryant Shellenbarger (Akron) performed a delayed double steal to take the lead 4-3. At the bottom of the 8th, the Kingfish fought back and scored four runs to take the final lead of 7-4 to ensure the victory over the Mallards.
As Kingfish reliever Fox (1-0, 4.50 ERA) took the win, while the Mallards’ pitcher Lancour (0-1, 2.45 ERA) was then credited with the loss.
Next up for the Mallards is another matchup against the Kingfish, with the first pitch on Wednesday set for 6:05 pm in Kenosha.