As I did last year, I attended the annual Madison Muskies Turn Back the Clock Night at “The Duck Pond” in Madison, Wisconsin, on Saturday. The home team there is the Madison Mallards of the collegiate Northwoods League, and they play where the Madison Muskies of the Midwest League did from 1982 to 1993 (although very little of the ballpark remains the same from those days).
Mallards players wore Madison Muskies-style uniforms. As you can see in the following photo, the retro jerseys are reminiscent of the Oakland A’s uniforms of the Muskies era. (The Muskies were affiliated with the Athletics for all 12 years of their existence.)
The Mallards beat the visiting Green Bay Bullfrogs 4-2 in a rain-shortened game ended by a downpour that began one out into the 8th inning. The win moved Madison into first place in the Northwoods League South Division.
Mallards SP Jamie Nunn (a sophomore at Appalachian State) allowed two runs on three hits in five innings. Mallards LF Luke Meeteer (a sophomore at UW-Milwaukee) went 3-for-3 with an RBI. Mallards CF Tate Matheny (a freshman at Missouri State), son of St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, hit a solo homer in the 1st inning.
Bullfrogs LF Boomer White (a freshman at Texas Christian University) accounted for both of Green Bay’s runs with a two-run shot in the 4th inning.