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Published On: August 20th, 2005

There will be a second decisive game three in 2005 for the Madison Mallards, as the Thunder Bay Border Cats evened the best-of-three Championship Series with an 8-5 victory Saturday night in Canada.

Friday night it was the Mallards who overcame a deficit, but Saturday it was the Border Cats who scored five unanswered to force a game three, which will take place Sunday at 6:05 p.m. CST. J.J. Hollenbeck gave up five runs in just two pitches, with Shawn Williams lacing a three-run double before Robbie Johns hit a two-run home run on the next pitch.

The Mallards jumped out to an early 2-0 lead after J.T. Jones dropped a fly ball, allowing Ryan Rogowski and Mike Rohde to score. Thunder Bay pulled within one after scoring one in the bottom of the first inning.

Nate Trumm came through with a clutch two-out, two-run RBI single after Thunder Bay intentionally walked Ryan Rogowski to load the bases. The Mallards scored their last run on an RBI single from Danny Dressman in the fifth inning before Thunder Bay knocked around J.J. Hollenbeck in the fifth.

The Mallards had the tying run come to the plate in the person of Danny Dressman in the top of the ninth inning, but Dressman struck out with runners on first and second base.

Game three is set to take place Sunday evening with Mallards ace Adam Mills taking the mound against Will Vogt for the Border Cats. Catch all of the action live on Fox Sports Madison 100.5 FM or online at www.mallardsradio.com. Stay tuned to www.mallardsbaseball.com for the most recent updates.