Booyah swept in doubleheader in Madison
MADISON – The Green Bay Booyah were swept by the Madison Mallards in a doubleheader Monday, Aug. 9, at Warner Park in Madison.
The two losses dropped the Booyah to 12-20 during the second half of the season.
In game one, Green Bay fell behind early and showed some grit by cutting the deficit down to three, but the Mallards used a five-run fifth inning to break the game open.
Johnny Hipsman (Richmond) picked up an RBI in the second inning when his groundout scored Nathan Blasick.
Green Bay was unable to plate a run again until the seventh.
Jack Duffy (Polk State College) hit a two-run home run to highlight a four-run inning.
Blasick and Seth DeNoyer (Indiana-Kokomo) also picked up runs batted in during the frame, but it was too little too late, as Madison won the first game, 10-5.
In game two of the doubleheader, the Booyah drew first blood when Nadir Lewis (Princeton) pounded a ball to right field for his eighth home run of the season, breaking a tie with Tristan Garcia for most on the team.
His solo home run gave Green Bay a 1-0 lead.
Entering the fifth trailing 3-1, Spencer Weston’s (Western Oregon) double to the right-center field gap scored Jake Pankratz (Ripon College) to cut the deficit to one.
After Lewis moved Weston to third on a groundout, Garcia was able to hit a sacrifice fly that scored Weston to even the game 3-3.
Things would remain tied up and head into extra innings.
In the ninth, the Mallards walked off after a throwing error to win 4-3.
The teams will finish the season series Tuesday evening in the state capital.
The first pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.
The Booyah return to Capital Credit Union Park on Wednesday, Aug. 11, for a 6:35 p.m. first pitch against the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters.