WAUSAU, WI - June 19th, 2009 - The Madison Mallards beat the Wisconsin Woodchucks for the second day in a row Friday night 4-1 on a rainy night at Warner Park.
After a one hour rain delay to start the game, the Mallards bats came out hot as the first three hitters recorded hits as the Mallards took a 1-0 lead. Woodchucks starter Terrance Jackson (Oklahoma City) battled out of the jam and limited the damage to just one run.
The ‘Chucks tied things up in the top of the second when the first batter of the inning, Mike Mutcheson (New Mexico JC), ripped a solo home run over the left field fence to even things up at 1-1. The Mallards grabbed the lead back though in the third when Adam McClain reached on a walk and came around to score on a wild pitch.
The Mallards added a couple more runs in the fifth on the strength of three hits and two ‘Chucks errors. That would be the end of the scoring, as neither team was able to put across another run as the Mallards closed out the 4-1 victory.
Jackson went 4.2 innings and allowed four runs (two earned) on seven hits while striking out eight. Dan Gardo (Campbell) was tough in relief as he allowed just one hit and no runs over the final 3.1 innings.
Mallards starter Matt Morgan struck out eight batters in the first three innings and picked up the win as he allowed one run and finished with ten strikeouts. Denny Clement recorded the save for the host Mallards.
Mike Marshall (Stanford), Kale Kiser (Nebraska), and Carson Vitale (Creighton) each recorded a pair of hits for the ‘Chucks. The Mallards were led by McClain, who finished with two hits and a pair of doubles.
Courtesy: Woodchucks Media Relations