The Madison Mallards (16-10) were down to their final out in the 9th inning on two occasions, but forced extra innings before beating the Green Bay Bullfrogs (9-17) by a final of 6-5 in extra innings at Joannes Stadium.
Nico Hoerner was the star offensively for the Mallards, as he drove in three runs on the day, including the ice-breaking two-run single in the second inning.
The Bullfrogs received offensive contributions from Jonah Davis and Quincy Nieporte, who each cranked two-run home runs for Green Bay, and it appeared that would be enough for the Bullfrogs, but the Mallards had other ideas. With two runners on and two outs in the ninth, Matt Vierling drove in the tying run on a base hit down the right field line.
With the game deadlocked 5-5 heading into extras, the teams traded scoreless 10th and 11th frames before Cameron Frost hit a gap shot into right-center field in the 12th, driving in the game’s winning run. Alex Smith locked it down in the bottom half of the inning to save it for Madison.
The Mallards continue their road trek on Monday with a pair of games against the Lakeshore Chinooks. Coverage can be heard on 106.7 FM, 1670 AM, The Zone.