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Published On: July 20th, 2005

Scott Simon re-injured the wrist that kept him out of most of his 2005 collegiate season at Northern Illinois and will not play the remainder of the season for Madison, the Mallards announced Wednesday.

Simon played in two games for the Mallards and recorded one hit, a double, in five at-bats.

The Oak Lawn, IL-native hit .341 with seven RBI in 11 games, including 10 starts for Northern Illinois. As a sophomore, Simon led the Huskies with a .374 average, starting all 59 games for NIU. He also led the team with 71 RBI and 24 doubles to go along with five home runs. Simon was a Second-Team All-MAC selection his freshman year.

The junior at NIU received Second-Team ?Summer League All-American? honors last summer for his performance with the Mat-Su Miners of the Alaska Baseball League. He hit .341 with 37 RBI and eight doubles in 211 at-bats for the Miners who took home the 2004 Alaska League Championship.

Casey Baron has been activated to fill the roster spot vacated with the departure of Simon. Baron is 2-2 in six starts for the Mallards this summer with a 3.06 ERA. The left-hander from Maryland has struck out 22, while walking six.

The Mallards (5-4 second-half, 28-14 overall) are in action Wednesday against the Eau Claire Express (2-7, 16-27) at 7:05 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on Fox Sports Radio 100.5 FM Madison or at mallardsradio.com.