Mallards double up Eau Claire
Early offense leads to victory
MADISON, Wis. — The Madison Mallards (15-18) scored in the first six innings of the game to run away from the Eau Claire Express (10-22) with an 8-4 win. The victory gave the Mallards the one game set against the Express and allowed them to sweep their three game weekend home stand.
The Mallards started the scoring in the first inning with a sacrifice fly by third baseman Jose Trevino (Oral Roberts) that allowed left fielder Derek Fisher (Virginia) to tag up from third base to score.
In the second inning, the Mallards continued to plug away with an RBI single by right fielder Tyler Marincov (North Florida), his 29th RBI of the year. The hit allowed second baseman Mike Reuvekamp (California) to score and double the Mallards advantage.
The Express would get to Mallards starter Trevor Foss (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi) in the third inning to take a 3-2 lead. Center fielder Nick Addison (UI-Chicago) launched a deep ball to center field that was initially caught by Mallards center fielder John Welborn (Texas-San Antonio). Welborn was unable to hold on when they hit the wall, allowing right fielder Jimmy Allen (Cal Poly) and second baseman Tyler Wampler (Indiana State) to score and tie the game.
Addison got the Express their first lead of the game that inning when a wild pitch by Foss (2-3) allowed him to reach home from third base.