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Mallards Allow Season-High Hits in Loss

Mallards Allow Season-High Hits in Loss

Battle Creek slashes 20 hits to complete two-game sweep

 

Battle Creek, MI – Madison was swept in a two-game series in Michigan against the Battle Creek Battle Jacks on Sunday afternoon from MCCU Park by a final score of 14-10. 

Although allowing one run in the bottom of the 1st, the Mallards offense trucked through the Battle Creek defense in the top of the 2nd with a six-spot. Davis Hamilton hit his first triple of the season to score the first two Mallards’ runs in the lengthy inning. A second triple in the frame was from catcher Josh Caron scoring another two runs. The Battle Jacks were able to tie the game in their next two innings at the plate due to Charlie Rhee’s single that scored two runs in the bottom of the 3rd. The home team had nine hits in the first three innings off Ducks’ starter Joel Barker. Madison turned to three more arms throughout the game and the bullpen struggled with contact and a handful of walks. Drew Erdei earned his fourth consecutive losing decision while only allowing one earned run. Gauge Lockhart and Dominic Murgo were bombarded with nine hits and six earned runs in the second half of the contest to push Battle Creek in front including a six-run 6th to put the game away. Madison’s pitching staff allowed 20 hits on the day, the most allowed on the season. 

The Mallards did show admirable fight in the final three innings at the plate. Caron drove in his third run of the game with a sacrifice fly in the 7th. After scoring a run on an error in the 8th, Madison scored two in the final inning on a Noah Smith (2-5, R) single and an Estevan Moreno fielder’s choice. 

The Mallards return home to face the Lakeshore Chinooks at Warner Park for a series that will span over a three-day period due to the Major League Dreams Showcase taking place on Tuesday. Game action for Mallards and Chinooks can be found under the ‘Live Action’ tab on the Northwoods League website with pregame coverage beginning at 6:10 PM. 

 

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