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Published On: August 6th, 2004

Mankato held an early 1-0 lead, but it was all Madison after that, as they scored 12 times to take the first game of the doubleheader, 12-1.

Jordan Prado scored the only run for the MoonDogs, in the top of the second inning, to give them the 1-0 lead.

The Mallards didn’t waste any time tying the game, scoring 1 run in their half of the second, and then pushed across 2 more runs in the third and 1 run in the fifth to lead, 4-1. Madison busted the game open in the seventh when they scored 7 runs against the ‘Dogs bullpen and their final run came in the eighth.

Billy Phillips (6-2), who started for Madison, baffled the ‘Dogs hitters all day, allowing 1 run on 3 hits, walking 2 and striking out 5, en-route to a complete game and his sixth win on the season.

Will Krout took the loss, dropping his record to 3-6.

In the night cap, the Mallards who lead the South Division, scratched and clawed their way to a 3-0 victory over the MoonDogs to keep their playoff hopes alive.

MoonDogs starter, Manny Bishop (1-7), pitched a nice game in a losing effort over 6 innings, as he allowed just 6 hits and struck out 3, but the Mallards made the most of their 6 hits to score 3 runs. Madison scored a run in each the first, third and sixth inning.

Cody Hall won his second game of the year for Madison, pitching 6 innings, giving up 2 hits, walking 1 and striking out 3.

The MoonDogs will look to derail the Mallards tonight (Aug. 5th) in Madison, before returning home to "The Frank,” on Friday (Aug. 6th) to host the Rochester Honkers at 7:05 p.m.