The Madison Mallards went back above .500 on the season with a 7-4 win Monday night at Kalamazoo.
It was a 0-0 game in the third inning when first baseman David Vinsky drove a pair of runs in with a single to center. The Mallards added five more runs between the sixth, seventh and eighth innings in winning their second-straight game.
Centerfielder Jayse McLean had a three-hit night, while Tyler Plantier raised his batting average to .462 with two more hits.
Dalton Morrow got the start for Madison and was solid. He went four innings, giving up one earned run on six hits and striking out two. Though he gave up three runs over 4 2/3 innings, Jimmy Perkins got the win before the Mallards turned to Jonah Smith for a one-out save.
Madison improved to 4-3 on the year and will close out the two-game series with Kalamazoo Tuesday morning. First pitch is set for 11:05 a.m. and can be heard on 96.7 FM and 1670 AM ‘The Zone.’