Mallards lose in Green Bay

First loss of second half for Madison
Mallards lose in Green Bay

The Madison Mallards lost for the first time in the second half of the Northwoods League season, 4-0 in Green Bay Monday night.

The game appeared to be a pitchers duel early on as Mallards starter Trevor Foss(Texas A&M- Corpus Christi) and Green Bay starter Bryce Bellin (Minnesota State) faced off against one another for a third time this season. The two battled through three scoreless innings before Green Bay broke the game open.

A one out RBI single by Bullfrogs catcher Chris Hoo (Cal Poly) got the scoring started, and was quickly followed up by another RBI single by Collin Shaw (Texas). After a slow grounder to Mallards shortstop Tom Verdi (Connecticut), his throw went over the head of second basemen Luis Munoz (Coffeyville College),  scoring Green Bay’s Chris Hoo and Alex Abrams (Furman).

The Mallards could not get anything going as Bellin continued his dominance.

Bellin pitched six innings, striking out a season high nine batters and only allowed one hit. Now in three starts against the Mallards, the righty has not allowed an earned run in eighteen innings pitched, while allowing just five hits and striking out eighteen.

Trevor Foss was charged with the loss after pitching six innings before being replaced by Anothoy Marzi (Connecticut). Marzi entered the game out of the bullpen for the second time this season. In his first bullpen appearance he only threw one inning, allowing one earned one and striking out one, but tonight he closed out the game for the Mallards pitching two innings, and allowing two hits, no runs, all while striking out two.