Dan Wright loved baseball but chose football instead coming out of high school. What he missed most during his one season with the Badgers was competing, but he's rediscovered that passion on the mound.
Chris Lund hits the decisive two-run homer in the sixth inning,
Stoughton scores eight runs in the 12th inning to defeat Sauk Prairie.
Sauk Prairie defeats Belleville 8-2 in the day's other playoff game.
Stoughton, Monona and Belleville also advance to the final four.
They fall to the Traverse City Pit Spitters in the Great Lakes Championship Game.
The Mallards will play the single-game Great Lakes Division Championship on the road Wednesday against the Traverse City Pit Spitters in Michigan.
Madison will open the next round on the road against the winner of the Kokomo-Traverse City series.
The Mallards can win the best-of-three sub-divisional series with a victory Monday at Fond du Lac.
Stoughton will host Jefferson in the Southeast Section final next Sunday.
Tyler Dean gave Madison a 2-0 lead with a two-run single in the first inning.
Fond du Lac's Jackson Loftin hits a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth.
Starter Eliot Turnquist, Sam Vomhof and Kade Lancour allowed five walks while striking out 13.
The team ends the regular season by clinching the Eastern section title.
Madison wins the opener 4-2 and loses the second game 14-5.
Sam Koenig pitches five scoreless innings and collects two hits for the winners.
Madison's Alex Iadisernia ties the game in the ninth with a two-run home run.