MADISON, Wis. -

Greg Welsh allowed just one hit over seven innings as the Madison Mallards defeated the Wisconsin Woodchucks 2-0 at Warner Park Friday night.

The Mallards win coupled with LaCrosse's 4-3 win over Lakeshore moved the Mallards into first place in the Northwoods League South Division with an 18-10 record.

John LaPrise went four for four with an RBI.  Mike Reuvekamp drove in the other run for the Mallards.

Welsh is now 4-0 on the season with a 2.25 earned run average.

Hunter May pitched the ninth for his seventh save of the season.

The Mallards hit the road to play at Battle Creek Saturday night.