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FMFC surrender another late lead in draw to North Texas SC
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Flamingos squander late lead, draw against Toronto
Forward Madison FC’s late second half collapse forced a 2-2 draw with Toronto FC II Wednesday night at Breese Stevens Field. “Probably the toughest…draw of
Mallards shut out Fond du Lac for 1-0 series lead
A trio of clutch performances from left fielder J.T. Benson, shortstop Charlie Szykowny and starting pitcher Eliot Turnquist fueled a commanding 5-0 victory Sunday afternoon at Warner Park, giving the Madison Mallards a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three Great Lakes West Divisional Series against the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders.
Benson said the win just further displayed their group-first identity.
“We’re the same team we have been,” Benson said. “We’re just gonna go out there and play for each other.”
Mallards clinch playoff berth with win over Fond du Lac
The Madison Mallards rode their first baseman Tyler Dean’s four RBIs for an 11-5 victory Saturday night at Warner Park that launched them into the Northwoods League playoffs.
Dean credited the Mallards’ toughness as being the source for the unit’s run into the playoffs.
“This team has a grit to it,” Dean said. “We’re just going to fight to the end.”
Mallards beat Booyah, stay in playoff hunt
The Madison Mallards kept a steady pace in the playoff hunt with powerful bats and razor-sharp pitching in a 9-1 triumph and series sweep over the Green Bay Booyah Tuesday night at a drenched Warner Park.
Madison started and finished the day two games behind the Wisconsin Woodchucks. In order to make the Northwoods League playoffs, the Mallards must surpass the Great Lakes West division-leading Woodchucks in their last four games.
Doubleheader sweep keeps Mallards’ playoff hopes alive
The Madison Mallards Northwoods League playoff chances got a boost after an explosive 10-5 victory and a resilient 4-3 walk-off over the Green Bay Booyah Monday at Warner Park.
“We got a great shot,” Mallards left fielder J.T. Benson said. “We’re going all the way, rolling with it.”
Mallards’ playoff hopes fade after loss to Woodchucks
A brief spurt of light rain in the top of the third inning didn’t stop play, but Sunday afternoon’s 6-2 defeat at the hands of the Wisconsin Woodchucks might have put a serious damper on the Madison Mallards’ Northwoods League playoff hopes.
“Anything can really happen…we’ll be alright,” Madison Mallards starting pitcher Joseph Kalafut said, trying to maintain a positive attitude after his team fell 3.5 games behind the Woodchucks in the Great Lakes West division standings with seven games to play.
Error-filled ending goes Mallards’ way
The Madison Mallards survived a comedy of errors with a dash of luck in a bizarre 4-3 victory over the Wisconsin Woodchucks Saturday night at Warner Park.
“It was pretty crazy,” Mallards third baseman Liam Moreno said. “We just came out on top.”
Late-inning errors doom Mallards’ comeback hopes
Late defensive miscues derailed the Madison Mallards’ comeback attempt in a 7-6 defeat to the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders Thursday night at Warner Park.