Originally posted on Summer Ball  |  Last updated 5/27/12
From the NWL
The Madison Mallards are pleased to announce the signing of their newest assistant coach Jordan Comadena. After recently being released by the Houston Astros organization Comadena has decided to join manager Greg Labbe as the Mallards try to break back into the Northwoods League playoffs this summer.

^^^
Mallard fans might remember Comadena from his playing days with the team during the summers of 2005, 2006, and 2007. During those three summers he became a favorite of the Mallard faithful, hitting .266 with 55 RBIs in his time in the Northwoods League. He was also a speedster on the base paths, stealing a combined 36 bases in 2006 and 2007. His commitment to the organization was unparalleled, playing in 170 games with the team. Because of Comadena’s impressive on-field performance and level of commitment to the organization the Mallards retired his jersey after his time with the team. His number 14 can still be seen out in left field by fans, as one of only three numbers retired by the Mallards in the franchise’s history.

Despite not being drafted out of college, Comadena spent his last three seasons playing in the Houston Astros’ minor league system as an undrafted rookie. During that time he bounced back and forth between the organization’s low Single-A affiliate Lexington Legends and high Single-A affiliate Lancaster Jethawks. His career numbers in the minors were a .221 batting average, with two home runs and 28 RBIs.

“I’m very excited about the opportunity to come start my coaching career in Madison,” Comadena said, “The Mallards did a lot for my playing career and I’m honored to be able to give back to the game and to the Mallards in this capacity.”

Comadena played his collegiate baseball at Purdue University and was a standout outfielder for the Boilermakers. In three seasons in West Lafayette, Indiana he started 58 games and compiled a .297 batting average over that span. Starting his career as a leadoff hitter his coaches moved him into the fourth sport in the lineup to use his high batting average more effectively. His career at Purdue was cut short due to a hand injury that ended his junior year prematurely and forced him to sit out his senior year as well.

Born in Normal, Illinois he received his bachelors degree in movement and sports science in 2008 from Purdue University.

The 2012 season is upon us! Single-game tickets are on-sale for all Mallards home games!

The Mallards will host their season opener against the Battle Creek Bombers on May 30th at 7:05 pm at the "Duck Pond." 7-Game Packs, season, and group tickets are on sale now!

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.


GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Chris Paul ‘despises’ Doc Rivers, had issues with treatment of son Austin

Report: Jimmy Butler recruiting Kyle Lowry to the Timberwolves

WATCH: Tim Tebow didn't waste any time homering after promotion

Nolan Arenado throws out runner from seated position

NFL fans in Florida seem to like Tom Brady more than any of their three teams’ players

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Mayweather-McGregor fight is reportedly seeking a $10 million title sponsor

Terry Francona wearing heart monitor in case of another 'episode'

Albert Almora denies flipping off President Donald Trump during White House visit

Blazers post hilarious tweets after acquiring cash from Rockets

Chip Kelly defends Kaepernick: He was not a distraction

Steve Smith faces suspension should he unretire

The 'You get a steal! You get a steal! Everybody gets a steal!' quiz

Rewriting the Hall of Fame rubric for today's pitchers

Top NBA free agents available

Box Score 6/28: New York loses its zen

Although you have seen this start before, this season is no sequel for the Dodgers

The 'Power hitters are coming for that number one spot' quiz

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Feeding your roundball addiction through the summer months

BIG3 Referee Hotline Bling: Ricky Davis takes unnecessary shots at Al Harrington

Who won Wimbledon the year you were born?

Box Score 6/27: Monday is for all sorts of ballers

Big3 brings summer festival feel to basketball with barnstorming tour

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 'You get a steal! You get a steal! Everybody gets a steal!' quiz

Rewriting the Hall of Fame rubric for today's pitchers

2017 is not another disappointing sequel for the Dodgers

BIG3 Referee Hotline Bling: Ricky Davis takes unnecessary shots at Al Harrington

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Feeding your roundball addiction through the summer months

The 'Power hitters are coming for that number one spot' quiz

Big3 brings summer festival feel to basketball with barnstorming tour

The 'Tonight, we settle the Beard vs. Brodie debate' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The 8th Man Award for most overlooked player this year

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker