Madison, WI. – July 27th, 2014. Mallards first baseman Pete Alonso drove the first pitch he saw to lead off the fourth inning in Friday’s game against the Lakeshore Chinooks over the right-center field fence, recording his 14th home run of the year and taking over the Mallards single season home run record. He surpassed former Mallards Tyler Marincov (North Florida) and Jeff Zimmerman (Northern Illinois) from the 2012 season, when they both had 13.
The freshman out of the University of Florida currently sits second in the Northwoods League home run category, and was recently awarded the Northwoods League All Star Game Star of Stars MVP award after his 1-for-3 performance with one home run and three RBIs at the All-Star game on June 23rd. He was named to the 2014 SEC All Freshman Team after his first season at Florida, and gained recognition after being voted to the 2014 National College Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Freshman All American Second Team earlier this summer.
Alonso is currently batting .349 in 49 games for the Mallards with 65 hits, 46 RBI and 32 runs.
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The Madison Mallards are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live the Northwoods League YouTube channel. For more information, visit MallardsBaseball.com.