Mallards can’t stop Woodchucks offense, lose 11-8

The Madison Mallards couldn’t complete the two-game sweep of the Wisconsin Woodchucks on Saturday falling 11-8.

The Mallards got off to a quick start jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first thanks to RBIs from Timo Schau and Wade Stauss.

Kaeber Rog’s solo home run in the fourth put the Woodchucks on the board. Then, a wild pitch would tie the game at 2-2. Madison answered with four runs in the bottom of the frame. Ben Anderson started the big inning with an RBI single. Logan Michaels and Justice Bigbie followed with RBI doubles. Drew Benefield’s RBI groundout gave the Mallards a 6-2 advantage.

The Woodchucks found new life in the top of the fifth exploding for four runs. Wisconsin got back-to-back RBI singles from Brandon Seltzer and Adam Frank. Angel Tiburcio added to the scoring with a two RBI single to tie the game at 6-6.

The back-and-forth continued in the bottom of the fifth as the Mallards answered with two more runs thanks to a two-run RBI single by Ben Anderson to give the Mallards a 8-6 lead.

The Woodchucks offense kept producing and took the lead back with a three-run home run from Angel Tiburcio. Seltzer then followed with a two-run homer in the eighth inning to put Wisconsin in front 11-8.

Madison (14-5) will look to get back on track when they play the Wisconsin Rapid Rafters (10-8) on Fathers Day. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05pm. You can catch all the action on 96.7FM and 1670AM The Zone.

Mallards pick up third straight win, defeat Woodchucks 5-3

The Madison Mallards continue their winning ways. They defeated the Wisconsin Woodchucks to notch their third consecutive win.

Madison got the scoring going in the third inning jumping out to a 2-0 lead. Justice Bigbie and Timo Schau each drove in runs.

The Woodchucks responded in the top of the fourth scoring three runs to take a 3-2 lead. Byron Murray was a key part in the inning blasting a two-run homer for Wisconsin.

The Mallards answered back with three runs of their own in the bottom of the fourth. Nick Gile had an RBI double and later came around to score himself on a wild pitch opening up a 5-3 lead.

In his second start, Eliot Turnquist was terrific striking out seven through five innings of work. A bullpen of Brian Weissert, Leon Davidson and Theo Denlinger shut the door on any chance of the Woodchucks coming back.

Next up, the Mallards (14-4) will look to pick up another win over the Woodchucks (10-9) on Saturday. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05pm. You can hear the game on 96.7FM or 1670AM.

Mallards stay hot, beat Lakeshore 1-0

Madison continued its hot start to the season with a 1-0 win over Lakeshore Thursday night at Warner Park.

The Mallards got a single from third baseman Nick Gile in the bottom of the eighth inning to score the lone run of the game. It was his second RBI of the season.

Madison needed only the one run thanks to a stellar effort on the mound from AJ Archambo. The Oral Roberts product went seven innings, allowing just four hits and striking out eight to lower his ERA to just .50 for the season.

He didn’t get the win, though. That went to Leon Davidson, who pitched a hitless top of the eighth inning.

The win pushed Madison to 13-4 on the year and leaves it with the best record in the Northwoods League and a three game lead in the Great Lakes West Division.

The Mallards are back in action Friday night with the Wisconsin Woodchucks coming to the Duck Pond. You can catch all the action on 96.7FM and 1670AM The Zone.

Mallards lose third straight, fall to Booyah 3-1

The Madison Mallards were defeated by the Green Bay Booyah 3-1 on Tuesday. It was their third straight loss.

Green Bay got on the scoreboard first in the third inning jumping out to a 2-0 lead. Mike Ferri hit an RBI single and then Joe Mason followed with a sacrifice fly.

The Mallards cut the lead in half in the fifth inning after Nathan Aide scored on an RBI single from Ben Anderson to make it 2-1. It was Anderson’s sixth RBI of the season.

Jacob Godman’s RBI single in the sixth inning gave the Booyah a 3-1 lead which held as the final.

In his first start for Madison, Nick Pogue picked up the loss. He worked five innings giving up two runs on six hits. Jack Mahoney got the win for Green Bay going six innings while allowing one run. Tanner Lane picked up his second save of the year.

Offensively, EJ Ranel led the Mallards with three hits. He went 3-for-4 at the plate raising his batting average to .302.

Next up, the Mallards (11-4) begin a five-game home stand beginning with the Lakeshore Chinooks (5-11) on Wednesday. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05pm. You can hear the game on 96.7FM or 1670AM.

Mallards lose to Rafters 4-3

The Madison Mallards fell in the series opener to the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 4-3 despite out-hitting their opponent 14-9. The Mallards had a chance late. In the top of the ninth they moved the tying runner to third with two outs but couldn’t get him home.

The Rafters were able to get out to a 2-0 start in the first inning. With bases loaded and no outs, Osvaldo Tovalin hit into a double play that scored two runs.

Madison responded in the fourth inning. Jordan Stephens hit into a fielder’s choice scoring the Mallard’s first run of the game. Then, Wade Stauss knocked an RBI single to tie the game at 2-2.

It didn’t stay tied for long. In the bottom of the fourth, the Rafters scored two more runs thanks to back-to-back RBI singles from Roman Trujillo and Richie Schiekofer.

A sacrifice fly by Nick Gile scored Timo Schau in the ninth inning to pull the Mallards to within one. However, they couldn’t get one more run across.

Mallards’ starter Lowell Schipper picked up the loss falling to 1-1 on the season. Matt Osterberg improved to 2-0 after pitching seven innings for the Rafters.

Next up, the Mallards (11-2) look to avoid the two-game sweep Monday night against the Rafters (6-7). First pitch is set for 7:05pm. You can hear the game on 96.7FM or 1670AM.

Mallards beat Green Bay, improve to 9-1

A night after losing their first game of the season, the Madison Mallards bounced back with a 5-2 win over the Green Bay Booyah Thursday at Warner Park.

Madison got a great start from AJ Archambo. The Oral Roberts righty went six innings, allowing just one hit and striking out three. He’s now allowed one run in his 11 innings of work this season.

The Booyah made some noise in the ninth inning, getting a two-run homer from Joe Mason and then bringing the tying run to the plate. But reliever Theo Denlinger came on to get the final out and preserve the victory.

Offensively, the Mallards did their most damage in the second inning, getting four runs across. Centerfielder Timo Schau drove in one run and ended his day going 2-for-4. Drew Benefield, Austin Blazevic and JT Mabry also had two hits each.

The win moved Madison to 9-1 on the year. The Mallards lead the Great Lakes West division by three games over Fond du Lac, Green Bay and Wisconsin.

Madison will be back in action Friday night as Fond du Lac comes to the Duck Pond. First pitch is set for 6:35. You can hear all the action on 96.7FM and 1670AM The Zone.

Mallards lose for the first time this season

The Madison Mallards are unbeaten no more.

The Green Bay Booyah handed them their first loss of the year, a 10-2 shellacking Wednesday night at the Duck Pond.

Madison fell in an early hole, with the Booyah plating four runs in the first inning. They built a 9-0 lead after six innings and didn’t look back as they improved to 6-3 on the year. Only six of their runs were earned.

Aidan Tyrell took the loss for the Mallards. He made it 3 2/3 innings, giving up seven runs, five earned, on just four hits.

Madison’s only scoring came courtesy of a Drew Benefield two-run homer in the seventh inning. It was the first of the year for the left fielder.
Right fielder Ben Anderson and centerfielder Timo Schau each had a pair of hits for the Mallards.

The loss dropped Madison to 8-1 on the year.

The two clubs will play against Thursday night. First pitch is set for 6:05 p.m. and can be heard on 96.7FM/1670AM The Zone.

Mallards dominate Chinooks 12-6 for another win

The Madison Mallards put on an offensive clinic Tuesday night. They had 19 hits leading to a 12-6 win over the Lakeshore Chinooks to finish off the series sweep.

The win improved the Mallards to a perfect 8-0, adding to their best start in franchise history. They are the only undefeated team left in the Northwoods league.

It was a total team effort as five Mallards had a mutli-hit day. Drew Benefield and Logan Michaels each had four hits. Madison had four doubles, two home runs and five different batters record an RBI. Also, each batter reached base safely at least twice in the game.

Quinn Gudaitis picked up the win tossing five strong innings, giving up two runs on three hits while striking out four. He improved to 2-0 on the season.

Next up, the Mallards (8-0) return home to take on the Green Bay Booyah (5-3). First pitch is scheduled for 6:05pm. You can hear the game on 96.7FM or 1670AM.

Mallards get off to best start in franchise history with 5-1 win over Chinooks

The Madison Mallards improved to 7-0 on the season with a 5-1 win over the Lakeshore Chinooks. This is the first time in franchise history the Mallards have started a season with seven straight wins.

Madison started off hot jumping out to an early 1-0 lead in the first inning. It was the bottom of the 7th inning that sealed the win. The Mallards started the frame with two straight walks. Then, Justin Wiley reached safely on a bunt to load the bases with no outs. E.J. Ranel walked to score a run putting Madison up 2-0. The Mallards would score two more runs on a sacrifice fly from Ben Anderson to make it 4-0.

The Chinooks plated one run in the eighth. The Mallards responded with one more score in the bottom of the eighth.

Starting pitcher Lowell Schipper picked up his first win of the year going six innings giving up zero runs on three hits while striking out four.

Next up, the Mallards (7-0) and Chinooks (1-6) close out their series Tuesday night at Kapco Park in Mequon, Wisconsin. First pitch is scheduled for 11:35am. You can hear the game on 96.7FM or 1670AM.

Mallards beat Woodchucks 4-3, improve to 6-0

It’s been a terrific start to the season for the Madison Mallards. They remain unbeaten through the first six games after defeating the Wisconsin Woodchucks 4-3 on Sunday.

Drew Williams played a huge role in the win for the Mallards. Trailing 3-2, his RBI single in the seventh tied the game at 3-3. Then, he came through again in the ninth with an RBI double scoring Justice Bigbie to put the Mallards in front 4-3.

The Woodchucks didn’t go down without a fight. They loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth. Madison was able to get out of the jam and hang on for the victory.

Brody Gibson got the start for the Mallards. He went four innings giving up three runs on five hits while striking out four. The bullpen was solid. Tanner Bradley, Blake Cisneros and Theo Denlinger finished off the final five innings allowing five hits and no runs.

Next up, the Mallards (6-0) return home to host the Lakeshore Chinooks (1-5) in the first of a two-game set on Monday. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05pm. You can hear the game on 96.7FM or 1670AM.