The Madison Mallards defeated the Kalamazoo Growlers 6-4 behind some solid relief pitching. The bullpen tallied five innings of relief, and only gave up the one hit. Trace Norkus stranded the tying run on base when he struck out the last Kalamazoo batter, adding to his league-leading save total. He has yet to give up a run this season.
Madison also displayed some pretty serious power at the plate, belting three home runs. Trevor Schweke hit a two-run bomb in the third, then Tyler Platnier and David Vinsky hit back-to-back shots in the fourth. Vinsky went on to add both the go-ahead run in the seventh and an insurance run in the ninth. He is batting .339 with three home runs and 21 RBI this year.
The Mallards will have two more games in Wisconsin Rapids before returning to Madison to face off against the Rockford Rivets on Wednesday. First pitch tonight is scheduled for 7:05, be sure to tune in to 96.7 FM/1670 AM to hear the call.