Published On: June 12th, 2022



June 12, 2022

Zach Linfield



Mallards Win First Cross-Divisional Matchup of Season

Madison goes deep twice for a second straight night to beat Kokomo


Madison, WI – The Mallards played their first cross-division game on Sunday afternoon in a 6-1 win at Kokomo.

Madison handed the ball to Dan Wright (6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 7 K) to be their starter for the third time early in the season. Wright, quickly establishing himself as the ace of the staff, earned his third decision and his third win. The Mallards bullpen would only allow one more hit through three innings split between Justin Miller and Steven Lacey. The staff struck out a combined twelve Jackrabbits in their first matchup of the year. Wright (3-0, 1.00 ERA) is second in innings pitched and earned run average in the Great Lakes West Division. 

The Ducks got started early with two runs in the 1st inning. J.J. Rollon reached as the Mallards’ leadoff man for the fourth straight day and was brought around on a double from Marcus Brodil. Javier Beal singled home Brodil with one out in the inning to extend his hit streak to all 12 games he’s played in. Madison pushed their lead to three in the 3rd inning on a Christian Rivera double, scoring Josh Caron. The lone run of the game for Kokomo scored unearned against Wright in the 4th. Madison put up two errors in the game for a second straight night. 

The Mallards hit two more home runs after hitting two in yesterday’s win at Warner Park against Wausau, but this time in back-to-back fashion. J.T. Mabry and Tommy Tavarez both take blastoff for their firsts of the campaign in the 7th. The final run of the game came on a Rollon single, scoring Liam Moreno.

Madison stays overnight for the first time this year and will wrap up the series in Kokomo tomorrow evening. There is no Mallards coverage on Mixlr. To watch, head to the Northwoods League website and click live action.




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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