We have not played well so far in the beginning of the second half. We are 1-3 so far and have made over 14 errors in our last 4 games. Nick Sutherland (Minnesota State) thinks it is connected to the mustache he is growing.
We have lost some players this week. Niko Fraser (Elon) and Trey Watkins (LSU), both outfielders, went home this week, as well as Brent Kuper (Parkland CC) due to a concussion. That left us with only 3 outfielders and 1 catcher. We picked up an outfielder, Andrew Wasmund (Madison College), and two catchers (Matt Mirabal- Illinois State & Kyle Moody- St. Scholastica). All three of these guys can hit and will bring a lot to the team in the next month.
Four Mallards got nominated to this year’s All-Star game. Two pitchers (Rusty Shellhorn and Matt Milroy) and two position players (Nate Theunnisen and Jordan Owen) will represent our team on July 18th in Wisconsin Rapids.
Last night my host brother, Ryan, wanted to play some video games and we decided to switch it up and not play FIFA. We instead busted out his PS2 and played Spyro the Dragon PS1 game. It was so much fun- and pretty easy. The graphics were horrible and I remembered most of the game from when I played it 8 to 10 years ago. We spent 2.5 hours straight playing the game and are now 26% (according to the game) done. Pretty good night.
We are on the bus to Wisconsin Rapids, the team that has beaten us the last two games. Hopefully we can break through and get the hitting and fielding back to its previous level. We are watching Major League. Great bus movie. I’ve also recently found Moon Chaser (the Droid version of Angry Birds) on my phone and have been playing that a lot on the bus- probably too much.
Today we get to wear some throwback Madison Muskies jerseys with trucker hats. Fun fact, Jose Canseco played about 50 games for the Muskies a long time ago (probably before the ‘roids).
Can’t wait until my family comes out to Madison in a week and half!