Mallards 1 win away from capping off whirlwind season

Posted: Thursday, August 15, 2013 ---10:30pm

The Madison Mallards are one win away from their 2nd NWL Championship. The Mallards beat the Duluth Huskies 10-7 in game one the best-of-three Summer Collegiate World Series

Thursday night, they hosted the Huskies at the “Duck Pond.” The Mallards haven't hosted a championship series since 2008. They haven't won a championship since 2004. But, this week they're hoping to change that.

"We're so happy for them, the guys worked really hard.” says Nancy Dunham. She and her husband, Jim, have been there since the beginning;fans since the very first season.

"We fell in love with the Mallards and the whole family atmosphere and the excitement that happens every inning” says Dunham.

And the Dunhams aren't the only ones. The Mallards have more fans in the stands per game than any other summer collegiate team.

"You got food here you can't get anywhere else. We have entertainment during all 17 inning breaks” says Mallards GM Conor Caloia.

For the Dunhams, it's all of the above. And no surprise when you ask them what the series outcome will be, Nancy says "yes I believe they will beat Duluth and will be world champions!”

The Mallards will head to Minnesota for game 2 tomorrow night.

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