NWL Postseason All-Stars Released
Early Sunday morning the Northwoods League released the 2017 Postseason All-Star team. Madison shortstop Cole Daily (Notre Dame), outfielder Doran Turchin (Illinois) and pitchers Tyler Dyson (Florida) and Simon Rosenblum-Larson (Harvard) all represented the Mallards on the list. The Mallards had the second most players named to the all-star team, behind the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters who had six.
Three of the Mallards named were part of the 2017 All-Star Game earlier this season in Wausau. Daily, who leads the league with 72 runs scored, has a .338 batting average and 96 hits through 68 games this season. Turchin, the Mallards leader in home runs with 12, was the Mallards primary centerfielder all summer as he drove in 48 runs and totaled 12 doubles this season. Rosenblum-Larson, the third mid-season Madison all-star, started ten games and held a 1.53 ERA while striking out 60 and walking only 12.
Dyson, who arrived in late June after winning the 2017 National Championship with Florida, made five starts for the Mallards and posted a 4-0 record. He tossed 28.1 innings while maintaining a 1.58 ERA and striking out 29 and walking just three.
Rochester’s Zach Zubia claimed the MVP award and St. Cloud’s Aaron Rozek was named Pitcher of the Year. Zubia currently has a league record 22 home runs and leads the league with 62 RBI. Rozek struck out a league high 78 batters in 64 innings.
Third year manager Craig Noto of the defending Summer Collegiate World Series Champion Wisconsin Rapids Rafters is the 2017 Manager of the Year. Noto has led the Rafters to four straight South Division half championships dating back to last season.
The Mallards finish up the 2017 season tonight with another matchup with the Battle Creek Bombers. Game time is set for 4:05 PM at the Duck Pond and gates are scheduled to open at 2:30 PM. It is Fan Appreciation night featuring the ZOOperstars! presented by TDS. The game will also feature Barstool Sports night in The Great Dane Duck Blind. Listen to all Mallards games live by tuning into The Zone 106.7 FM or 1670 AM. For more Mallards coverage, visit mallardsbaseball.com.