A second-inning surge was too much for the Madison Mallards to overcome Wednesday night as the Madison Mallards dropped a 14-8 decision to the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders at Warner Park. In the aftermath, Mallards catcher Drake Baldwin tried to put the defeat in context. “I don’t even think it was that bad,” Baldwin said. “We won the last seven innings. There was just that one inning that kind of blew up on us.”
The Dock Spiders jumped out to a first-inning advantage on third baseman Jackson Loftin’s two-run lightning strike into left-center field off Mallards starting pitcher Eliot Turnquist.
Happy Fourth of July! And (we can't help ourselves) the Bucks reach the NBA Finals for the first time since 1974. Madison and Dane County
Madison City Council member seeks to end homeless encampment at Reindahl Park, Dean Mosiman, Wisconsin State Journal, July 3. Juneteenth, day after Thanksgiving may become paid days off in Madison, Molly DeVore, WSJ, July 3. Dane County Jail project delayed again, could get redesigned due to 'skyrocketing' costs, Emily Hamer, WSJ, July 1.
The Madison Mallards’ three game winning streak ended inharmoniously with a failed comeback in a 6-5 loss to the Wisconsin Woodchucks on Saturday evening at Warner Park.
Pitching coach Leon Davidson said he’s accepted that sudden breaks in momentum are part of the game. “That’s just ball,” Davidson said. “Some days it’s gonna pan out the way you want it to. Some days it’s not...but that’s why we strap it on everyday and play this game.”
The Woodchucks jumped out to a 3-0 advantage against Mallards starter Ernie Day after shortstop Jordan Schaffer’s two-RBI single into center in the second and designated hitter Jacob Burke’s solo homer one inning later. Day struggled with his command throughout, giving up five walks in 2.1 innings of work.