Mallards sweep Rafters, stay unbeaten with 2-1 win

The Madison Mallards improved to a perfect 4-0 on the season. They were able to sneak past the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters Friday night with a 2-1 win to finish off the sweep.

Starter Aj Archambo had a solid outing for the Mallards going five innings giving up five hits and one run while striking out three.

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It was the defense that saved the day for the Mallards. In the bottom of the ninth, the Rafters had a runner in scoring position with two-outs when Timo Schau made a diving catch in center field to give the Mallards the win.

Offensively, Justin Wiley scored the first run for Madison in the fifth inning on a double steal. EJ Ranel hit a shot to the gap in left-field to plate the go-ahead run in the seventh inning.

It was the 300th win for Mallard’s manager Donnie Scott’s Northwoods League career.

Next up, the Mallards (4-0) begin a two-game set with the Wisconsin Woodchucks (4-0). First pitch is scheduled for 6:35pm. You can hear the game on 96.7FM or 1670AM.

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