Mallards Overpower Rockers on Friday Night
Madison hits three home runs in victory in Green Bay
Ashwaubenon, WI – The Mallards were able to overpower Green Bay on Friday night at Capital Credit Union Park with a 6-3 win over the Rockers.
Madison was bombs away from the start of the game against Rockers’ starter Chris Sleeper. In both of the first two innings, Sleeper had tallied two outs and then allowed a solo home run. Estevan Moreno hit his second home run in as many nights in the 1st inning and Christian Rivera hit his sixth in the 2nd. The most runs in an inning came in the top of the 4th with a three spot in the frame thanks to four free passes from Sleeper. Green Bay called on reliever Logan Berrier after a walk to Johnny Long (0-1, 3 BB). The first batter that Berrier had to face was leadoff man J.J. Rollon and Rollon slashed a two-run single to left to make the lead 5-0. Rivera hit another home run in the top of the 6th.
Beau Nichols turned in four scoreless innings in his sixth start of the season for the Mallards. Nichols (3 H, 4 BB, 3 K) never found an exact groove with his breaking ball but was efficient enough to induce soft contact from the Rockers lineup. Green Bay left ten runners on base in the first six innings of the game. The first Rockers run came in the bottom of the 5th inning against Gauge Lockhart when Owen Jackson bounced into a fielder’s choice, scoring Tristian Garcia. The other two Green Bay runs came in the bottom of the 6th on a solo home run from Shane Gipson and another in the 7th off the bat of Jackson. Madison threw a combination of Steven Lacey and Bryce Woody, who both sat consistently around 90 MPH, to close out the game. Woody earned save number four on the season in the 6-3 win.
The Mallards finish their series at Capital Credit Union Park in Green Bay tomorrow looking for just their third season sweep of the year. Coverage can be found on Mixlr (MadisonMallards) at 6:35 PM.
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 watchnwl.com. For more information, visit www.greenbayrockers.com 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.