Walk-off HR gives Mallards an 8th straight win

It took extra innings, but the Madison Mallards have won eight straight games.

Things were tied in the bottom of the 10th inning when catcher Hunter Hisky drilled a 2-run walk-off homer to beat the Kenosha Kingfish 7-5 on Sunday afternoon at Warner Park. It was the first homer of the season for Hisky, a senior at Southern Baptist.

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Along with Hisky, the Mallards were paced by shortstop Garrett Kueber’s two RBIs, and a 2 for 3 night from third baseman Tyler Plantier, who is now batting a team-high .412 on the season.

All of the Kingfish’s runs came in the fourth inning off of starter Dalton Morrow, who had his first rough outing of the year. But the bullpen picked him up, holding Kenosha scoreless the rest of the way. Trace Norkus was credited with the win.

Madison is now 10-3 on the year, the best record in the Northwoods League, and it holds a 2-game lead on the Rockford Rivets in the South Division.

The Mallards and Kingfish will meet again Monday in Kenosha with first pitch coming at 6:35 p.m. You can catch all the action on 96.7 FM and 1670 AM ‘The Zone.’

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