The Madison Mallards conquered the Wisconsin Woodchucks 4-2 on Saturday at Athletic Park and have started off the season with a perfect 5-0 record.
With the victory, the Mallards are alone at the top of the Great Lakes West and are the only undefeated team remaining in the entire Great Lakes division. Madison took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning off an error by the Chucks’ first baseman.
In the second, the Mallards added another pair of runs after Jordan Stephens (Miami Ohio) and Timo Schau (Southern Wesleyan) knocked back-to-back hits and both later scored to open a 3-0 advantage.
The Woodchucks made it a tight contest and brought the winning run to the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning, but Madison’s Leon Davidson (North Carolina A&T) shut the door with a strikeout and secured the team’s fifth victory of the summer.
The Mallards and Woodchucks square off again on Sunday to close a three-game road trip for Madison. First pitch at Athletic Park is slated for 3:05 p.m.