Mallards drop to .500 with loss in Wausau
Two-run homer in the seventh is the game winner
WAUSAU, Wis. — The Madison Mallards battled back and forth Thursday night in Wausau, but a two-run homer by Matt Tellor in the seventh kept the Mallards from getting the win and staying above .500 for the season.
The Mallards lost 6-5 to the Wausau Woodchucks, in a game that featured seven lead changes.
Tellor hit two home runs for the Woodchucks, and knocked in all but one of their runs. Tellor also hit a three-run homer off Mallards starter Danny Sullivan earlier in the game.
Jordan Mills took the loss for the Mallards. Mills only allowed one hit in 3 2/3 innings of work, but the hit was the blast by Tellor that won the game for the Woodchucks.
Mallards right-fielder Tate Matheny led the Mallards by going 3-for-5 with a pair of RBIs and a run scored. Matheny is the son of St. Louis Cardinals manager, and former Milwaukee Brewer Mike Matheny.
Second baseman Ryan McShane of Madison College was the only other Mallard to record multiple hits. He went 2-for-3 with an RBI, a run scored and a walk.
The Mallards return home for a game against the Woodchucks Friday before beginning a four-game road trip. Fans that come to the game Friday will get to participate in Charter Communications Duck Dynasty Night. Fans will be able to meet Mountain Man from the show, and participate in the Madison Duck Call Championships.