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Madison beats Duluth in Game 1 of Northwoods championship

MADISON, Wis. — The Madison Mallards rode a six-run fifth inning to beat the Duluth Huskies 10-7 in Game 1 of the Northwoods League championship on Thursday at Warner Park.

The Mallards lead the best-of-three series 1-0. Game 2 is today at Duluth and Game 3, if necessary, is Saturday at Duluth.

Madison’s Alex Bacon hit his second home run of the postseason and John LaPrise was 4-for-5 with three runs scored.

Kristian Calibuso picked up the win for the Mallards with three innings in relief of starter Taylore Cherry.