Madison Mallards remain in first place with late-innings burst

posted by Jimmie Kaska - 

A tie game heading into the eight inning went on to become another Madison Mallards victory, as the Mallards remained in first place in the Northwoods League South Division.

Madison 5, Wisconsin 2

The Madison Mallards (18-5) rode their powerful bats and their strong pitching staff for their fourth win in a row, 5-2, over the Wisconsin Woodchucks (6-17). Starting pitcher Sean Leland (Illinois) fired the first six innings, allowing only one unearned run. Leland struck out seven, walked one, and escaped a bases loaded jam in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Green Bay 5, Lakeshore 4

The Green Bay Bullfrogs used a pair of runs in the first and third in their 5-4 victory over the slumping Lakeshore Chinooks. 

Kalamazoo 9, Kenosha 3

In their first trip to Homer Stryker Field this season, the Kenosha Kingfish (7-15) lost 9-3 to the Kalamazoo Growlers (17-6). The win for the Growlers was their ninth in a row, tied for the second longest streak this season in the Northwoods League and the longest in Growler franchise history.

Mankato 6, Eau Claire 0

The Eau Claire Express (8-15) lost game one of the two game series with the Mankato MoonDogs (14-9). The pitching staff for the MoonDogs put on a show in front of their hometown crowd as they shut down the Express, winning the ballgame 6-0.

Full recap of yesterday's action:

Here's a preview of upcoming games around the Northwoods League:

Madison (18-5) at Wisconsin (6-17) - 6:35 p.m.

Standings: 1st in South Division (1 GA)

The Mallards finish their two game series with the Woodchucks Friday night at 6:35 pm. On Saturday, they bus to Michigan for two critical games against the second place Kalamazoo Growlers, who have won eight in a row (17-6) and sit one game behind Madison.

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Green Bay (8-15) at Lakeshore (9-14) - 6:35 p.m.

Standings: 9 GB in South Division

Lakeshore heads back to Mequon Friday losers of two straight games and eight of their last 10. After starting the season 7-6, this team has slumped to 9-14 and sits 9 games out of first place and just 3 games out of last place. Konnor Ash takes the hill looking for revenge against the Bullfrogs. First pitch at Kapco Park is at 6:35.

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Kenosha (7-15) at Kalamazoo (17-6) - 6:05 p.m.

Standings: 10.5 GB in South Division

Friday night will end the longest road trip of the season for the Kingfish when they finish out their series with Kalamazoo. Cale Cuddie (UW-Stevens Point) is the probable starter for Kenosha. Kenosha is 10.5 games behind Madison in the South Division, with 11 games to play in the Northwoods League first half.

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Eau Claire (8-15) at Mankato (14-9) - 7:05 p.m.

Standings: 9 GB in North Division

Eau Claire finishes the short road trip Friday, June 22nd, in Mankato.  They will then return home on Saturday, June 23rd for a 6:35 pm first pitch.

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Video: Northwoods League (Video posts each morning here)

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