Posted-September 19th, 2013 9:11 pm
Rochester, MN - September 19, 2013. The Northwoods League recently honored the Madison Mallards as the NWL Organization of the Year. The Mallards had great success both on and off the field in 2013. The Mallards once again led the nation among Summer Collegiate League teams with 213,833 fans through the gates for an average of 6,110 per game. On the field, the Mallards captured their second Northwoods League Summer Collegiate World Series.
"Being recognized by our peers as the Organization of the Year means the world to us," said Mallards President Vern Stenman. "I view this as a testament to the work of everyone in our group, especially General Manager Conor Caloia. From the day the first fan walked into Warner Park 13 years ago, until today, Owner Steve Schmitt has always put the focus on the fan, and we wouldn't have received this accolade without following his vision for these teams."
The Mallards finished with a 41-29 record and won the First Half South Division Championship under first year Manager Donnie Scott. After struggling down the stretch of the regular season the Mallards got hot in the playoffs and defeated the Lakeshore Chinooks in the South Division Championship Series and then swept the Duluth Huskies in the Summer Collegiate World Series two games to zero.
The Madison Mallards are your 2013 Northwoods League Champions!
The Madison Mallards are part of the 16-team Northwoods League. The Northwoods League has more teams, plays more games, and draws more fans than any other Summer Collegiate Baseball League in North America. In 2013, the Northwoods League is celebrating its 20th season.