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THE DUCK POND – Francois Larmore had three RBI and a home run and John Flood allowed only one run in six innings of work as the Madison Mallards beat the Mankato MoonDogs 10-2 in front of a record crowd of 7,491. The attendance is a franchise record, a Northwoods League record, a Summer Collegiate Baseball record and a city of Madison baseball record.

The Mallards jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first and then added three more runs in the third to take a 5-1 advantage. Flood struck out four and allowed only four hits to improve to 3-0 on the season. Larmore, who now has a franchise record seven home runs, homered for the second straight night at the Duck Pond.

Shortstop Mike Rozema and designated hitter Kyle Yates each added a pair of RBI to aide the Mallards. Centerfielder Josh Wettlaufer was three for four with three runs scored in the lead-off spot.

The Mallards improve to 37-25 overall and 15-15 in the second half. Mankato is now 27-35 on the season.

Tomorrow the Mallards travel to St. Cloud for the final two games of the season. On Sunday, August 10th the Mallards will play the first playoff game in franchise history when they take on the Wisconsin Woodchucks in Wausau.

Monday, August 11th marks the first ever playoff game at the Duck Pond. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

Published On: August 7th, 2003