Mallards split doubleheader with Rockford on Wednesday

The Madison Mallards (29-15) split the double header against the Rockford Rivets (22-21), after coming up short in game one and feeding off Rockford’s pitching errors in game two. 

The Mallards and Rivets resumed their rescheduled game, starting at 5:35 p.m. Game one began just as it left off, men on first and second base for Rockford, with two outs. Easton Murrell (Texas Tech) stepped up to the plate and earned an RBI single to quickly put Rockford ahead, 9-8.  Following Murrell’s lead, Cam McDonald (Illinois) ripped a two-RBI double to push the Rivets ahead, 11-8. 

Unable to carry their momentum over from the previous day, the Mallards went down three in a row to suffer the loss. 

In Game 2, the Mallards won 5-2 thanks to some costly errors by Rockford in the contest. Paul Bergstrom (Creighton) earned the win for the Mallards in game two after throwing two innings, giving up one hit and retiring six out of seven. 

Sultan Solebo (Lewis) was charged with the loss after giving up four runs. 

Tomorrow the Mallards wrap up their three-game homestand against the Fond Du Lac Dock Spiders (18-25). The evening also marks the first of three nights in July where the Mallards will be rebranding as the Wisconsin Cheese Curds. There will be a Ronnie bobblehead giveaway presented by The Shoe Box. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m., gates will open at 5:35 p.m.