Published On: June 8th, 2022



June 8, 2022

Zach Linfield



Mallards Bats Struggle in Second Straight Loss

Madison shutout by Lakeshore on Wednesday night


Madison, WI – The Mallards welcomed the Lakeshore Chinooks to Warner Park for the third time in nine games in a 5-0 loss Wednesday night.

After an offensive explosion in Green Bay on Sunday, the Ducks have scored two runs in 18 innings of play in back to back home losses. Madison was shut down by the Rockers’ Dylan Carter on Monday night and was shut down completely through seven innings tonight by Lakeshore’s Scott Rouse. Rouse (9.0 IP, 3 H, 9 K) took a perfect game into the 8th inning when Payton Smith blooped a single into left field right over the glove of the Chinooks’ shortstop. The Mallards had two more singles in the bottom of the 9th inning but weren’t able to move a runner past second base in the contest.

The Chinooks scored all of their runs in a three inning span. The biggest swing of the night was from Aidan Longwell who deposited a hanging breaking ball from reliever  Seth Marano to right field, giving the Chinooks a 5-0 lead. The Mallards started Michael Finan (L, 0-1) for the second time this season. Finan (4.2 IP, 4 ER, 3 BB) threw 72 pitches before being pulled in the 5th for Marano. Thomas Ellisen and Declan Elias were the two other arms used in the contest for the Mallards. Although the bats were shy Wednesday, J.T. Mabry played especially well at second base. He contributed on the defensive end with multiple eye-catching plays, including a glove side sliding play where he spun 360 degrees and delivered a perfect throw to first.

The Mallards hit the road for one game in Lakeshore before opening a two game series with Wausau at Warner Park. Mallards’ coverage can be found on Mixlr (MadisonMallards) at 5:55 PM tomorrow from Lakeshore.


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’ 28th 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 280 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 (NYM), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2021 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove winner and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TEX). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. League games are viewable live at For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Rockers as your favorite team.

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