Mallards split with Woodchucks, win 6-5 on Sunday


The Madison Mallards (19-8) earned a series split against the Wisconsin Woodchucks on Sunday with an exciting 6-5 victory. 

In the eighth inning. Drew Benefield launched a solo home run well over the wall to lead off the frame. With two out, Andre Nnebe continued his strong day with a towering two-run home run down the left-field line and pushed the lead to 6-2. In the bottom of the ninth, the Woodchucks got the first two runners of the frame on. A few batters later, Angel Tiburcio (FIU) drilled a three-run home run to make it a one-run, 6-5 contest. Ultimately, the Mallards held onto the victory, clinching back-to-back outs after the home run.

The Mallards have their first off day of the season on Monday, returning to action on Tuesday, June 25. Madison will bus up to Capitol Credit Union Park in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin, for a doubleheader against the Green Bay Booyah. First pitch of the twin bill is slated for 11:05 a.m. with the second game starting at 6:35 p.m.