Mallards shutout the Bombers: 3-0

The Madison Mallards salvage the final game of the series against the Battle Creek Bombers Monday afternoon. The Mallards pitched their way to a 3-0 shutout over the Bombers.

Madison had three pitchers that teamed up to complete the shutout. Starting pitcher Brian Morrell (Notre Dame) and relievers Leon Hunter(North Carolina A&T) and Nicholes Morales (San Jose State), allowed a combined five hits and issued four walks in total.

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In the top of the fifth inning, the Mallards offense opened the scoring with a two-run double by Trevor Boone (Oklahoma State) and Morrell held serve in the bottom of the inning. Through five innings, Madison led 2-0 and Morrell finished his day going five innings and only allowing one hit.

Two innings later,  Leon Hunter, the Mallards relief pitcher,  worked out of a jam to preserve the 2-0 Madison lead. With the bases loaded and only one out, Hunter struck out Will Baker and then got the next batter to ground-out, keeping the Bombers off the board. Morales then took over in the eighth inning and collected a two-inning save and preserved a 3-0 Mallards win.

The Mallards will return to action tomorrow night to take on the Kenosha Kingfish. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM. Gates will open at 5:30 PM and the game features A1 Furniture and Mattress Princess Night.

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