The Madison Mallards (17-7) staged a come-from-behind win over the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders, powered by three ninth-inning runs.
Staring down a 4-2 deficit entering the ninth, the Mallards knocked three-consecutive singles to open the frame and load the bases with no outs. Then, Justice Bigbie (Western Carolina) roped a two-RBI single to even the game 4-4.
Two batters later, Drew Williams (San Jose State) found the gap for an RBI single to plate the go-ahead run and give the Mallards the 5-4 edge.
The Mallards return to Fond du Lac on Friday for the series finale against the Dock Spiders. First pitch at Herr-Baker Field is slated for 6:35 p.m.