Published On: December 13th, 2021


December 13, 2021

Vern Stenman




Former NWL manager Ronnie Richardson joins the Mallards as a player recruiter.

The return of Field Manager Donnie Scott isn’t the only step the organization is making in their efforts to continue fielding competitive teams: Ronnie Richardson is joining the Mallards as a Recruiting Consultant, where he will assist Scott to secure player commitments for the Madison Mallards in 2022. He will be tasked with looking for the best available players in college baseball throughout the summer as the Mallards continue to field playoff-caliber teams.

Based in Tampa, Florida, Richardson is currently a coach with the Tampa Bay Rays of the MLB and an assistant coach for the Hillsborough Community College Hawks baseball team. He also has experience as a defensive coach with the Miami Marlins in 2018, and previously a student strength and conditioning assistant with the University of Central Florida. Richardson played for the San Diego Padres organization from 2012-2015.

By joining the Mallards, Richardson is making a return to the Northwoods League. Richardson was an assistant coach and then Field Manager for the Wisconsin Woodchucks from 2017-2020. As an assistant, he worked with recruiting prospective players and coached third base.

“I’ve always enjoyed playing in Madison because of the electric atmosphere. I am excited to send guys to play at the best place in the Northwoods League,” says Richardson. “Not only do the Mallards have the best fans; manager Donnie Scott brings a lot of experience for those guys to learn from. It’s the perfect place to play.”

The Northwoods League has released their 2022 season schedule, with the Mallards beginning play on May 30, 2022. Check out for their schedule and more updates for the upcoming season.



The Madison Mallards are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 26th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 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, over 230 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions  Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB All-Star Jordan Zimmermann (DET). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. 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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