Rockers earn wild win in Madison
MADISON – The Green Bay Rockers defeated the Madison Mallards Thursday night in Madison, 11-9.
Green Bay scored first in the top of the first inning.
With two outs, Griffin Stevens and Owen Jackson hit back-to-back doubles.
For Jackson, that was the first of four runners he would drive in.
The Mallards scored four times in the second inning on three hits.
Green Bay responded in the third inning with four of its own.
Jackson had an RBI single in addition to a sacrifice fly by Carson Yates.
In the fifth inning, Green Bay made it 8-4.
Collier Cranford scored on an error, Yates scored on a Matt Scannell sacrifice fly and Brendan Ryan scored Justin Simpson on a single.
In the bottom of the frame, the Mallards made it 8-5 on a wild pitch.
Madison cut the lead to 8-7 in the sixth inning, then in the seventh, the Rockers got an insurance run on a Ryan fielder’s choice.
The Mallards made it 9-8 in the bottom of the frame on a fielder’s choice.
In the eighth inning, the Mallards tied the game 9-9 on a bases-loaded walk from Liam Moreno.
In the top of the ninth inning, with two strikes and two outs and two runners on, Jackson hit a two-run double.
The hit scored Tristin Garcia and Stevens.
Jackson finished 3-for-4, with two doubles, a single and four runs knocked in.
Rashad Ruff shut the door in the bottom of the ninth inning by retiring the Mallards in order.
The Rockers look to win two straight games when they face the Kalamazoo Growlers Friday night for the first time this season.
First pitch from Ashwaubenon is set for 6:35 p.m.
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