WAUSAU, Wis. — All three Madison Mallards representatives got playing time for the South Division team in a 6-2 victory over the North in Tuesday night’s Northwoods League All Star Game.
Shortstop Cole Daily finished the night 1-for-3 with an RBI and a walk, while scoring two of his team’s six runs. Outfielder Doran Turchin tacked on an RBI with a 2-for-4 performance, while pitcher Simon Rosenblum-Larson had a more pedestrian outing. The Northwoods League leader in strikeouts, Rosenblum-Larson allowed three hits and an earned run in his single inning of work.
Those performances, combined with a four-run eighth inning resulted in a win for the South. Daily and Turchin played the entirety of the contest, as Madison gets set to resume league action on Thursday night against Wisconsin Rapids.
Home Run Derby
Turchin was also a participant in Tuesday night’s Home Run Derby, in which the North defeated the South 13-11. Players representing each division alternated turns blasting home runs in a nine-inning format, with each batter getting six outs to work with. Turchin was unable to record a home run, with Rochester’s Zach Zubia taking home the title with five home runs.
WAUSAU, Wis. — Three Madison Mallards players will be taking part in Tuesday night’s Northwoods League All Star festivities held at Athletic Park, home of the Wisconsin Woodchucks.
Home Run Derby | 5:00 p.m.
All Star Game | 7:05 p.m.
Mallards Participants (Event)
SS Cole Daily (All Star Game)
OF Dorin Turchin (Home Run Derby, All Star Game)
RHP Simon Rosenblum-Larson (All Star Game)
Daily comes into the 2017 Northwoods League All Star Game leading the Mallards in hits (67), ranking fourth in batting average (.345), and fourth in RBI (22). During the weekend series against Kenosha, Daily combined to go 5-for-8 at the plate with an RBI double.
The lone Mallards representative taking part in both All Star break events, Turchin leads Madison in both home runs (10) and RBI (40), while maintaining a solid batting average of .299. His home run count ranks fourth in the Northwoods League, with his most recent blast coming in Saturday’s 8-2 win over the Kingfish.
Rosenblum-Larson sports a 2-1 record with the Mallards, leading the team with 51 strikeouts on the year — the next closest is Dom Savino with 30. Rosenblum-Larson’s last start came in a 10-0 Jul. 14 win over the Lakeshore Chinooks in which he pitched five shutout innings while striking out nine and allowing just a single hit. His 1.06 ERA this season leads Madison among starters.
The entire Northwoods League All Star Game roster can be found here.
Home Run Derby Format:
- The competition will feature nine innings, with all participants from each division (North and South) getting six “outs” per half inning
- The player who racks up the most home runs after nine innings will be crowned the individual champion
- The division with the most collective home runs from its representatives after nine innings will be announced as the team winner
The Madison Mallards got back on the winning track Thursday night at the Duck Pond with a 7-2 win against Fond du Lac.
Madison was powered offensively by first baseman Angel Camacho. The Jacksonville sophomore drove in four runs on the night, while shortstop Cole Daily had three hits and three runs scored.
Starting pitcher Luke Matheny made it four innings, giving up one run on three hits before giving way to the bullpen. From there Rafi Vazquez, Dom Savino and David Stover basically held the Fond du Lac lineup in check, allowing just one run on a total of four hits in the last five innings.
The win allowed Madison (11-12) to salvage a split of the two-game series with the Dock Spiders (9-15).
The Mallards will now head to east to take on Lakeshore tonight with first pitch at 6:35 p.m. You can hear all the games on 106.7 FM and 1670 AM “The Zone.”