The Madison Mallards beat the Duluth Huskies Friday night, 12-3, to capture the Northwoods League title.
The Madison Mallards beat the Duluth Huskies Thursday night 10-7.
Over 2,100 fans turned out for the game at Warner Park, where Alex Bacon hit a three-run homer run to highlight a six-run fifth inning that helped the Mallards beat the Huskies in the opener of the best-of-three Northwoods League championship series.
The victory puts Madison one victory away from its second league title and first since 2004.
The teams will play again Friday night at Wade Stadium in Duluth, which would also host Game 3 on Saturday if necessary.