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Published On: June 13th, 2017

Anthony Dahl throws a pitch against Madison on Tuesday. The Rivets won in a walkoff, 7-6. Photo courtesy of Doug Timmermann and JK Richards Photography.

LOVES PARK, Ill. – Rockford was in danger of losing two straight when Hunter Feduccia (LSU) came up to bat in the ninth inning against the Madison Mallards.

With the game tied and the bases loaded, Feduccia delivered a line drive to give Rockford a 7-6 victory on Tuesday afternoon. Dylan Stutsman (Indianapolis) picked up the victory for Rockford in relief of Anthony Dahl (Arkansas) as the Rivets shocked the Mallards (5-9) in the last inning of the game.

Madison took an early lead in 2nd when Nick Schrader (Western Illinois) drove in Kian O’Brien (Madison College). Rockford quickly tied the game with Neal Tyrell (Lewis) scoring a run in the bottom half of the 3rd on an RBI single from John Rave (Illinois State).

Rockford added two more runs in the 4th. Anthony Forte (Louisianaa State-Eunice) drove an RBI sacrifice fly into left field and Trevor Paradoski (Texas Tech) got an RBI single off Madison starter Simon Rosenblum-Larson (Harvard), giving Rockford a 3-1 lead.

Things soured for Rockford in the 5th inning. Relievers Brian Wichman (Indianapolis) and Josh Petersen (Ohio) combined to give up five runs in the frame, and Madison jumped ahead 6-3.

Rockford added a run in the 6th to come within two scores, but a victory looked distant as the Rivets came up to bat in the 9th. Paradoski led off with a single and Tyrell reached base on a walk before Zach Rheams (Texas Tech) tied the game with an RBI double.

After a hit batter and an intentional walk, Feduccia was given his chance. On the first pitch with the bases loaded and the infield playing in, Feduccia drove a liner to shallow left field to carry Rockford (9-6) to another win.

The Rivets finish their six-game home stand on Wednesday for ther fourth game of the season against the Mallards. Gates open at 5:35 p.m. for the 6:35 p.m first pitch. Come hungry, because it’s Weiner Wednesday. Hot dogs are just $1! You won’t want to miss that. And don’t forget to order your Rivets tickets today by calling the Rockford Rivets ticket office at 815.240.4159.

The Rockford Rivets are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League, which will play its 24th season of summer collegiate baseball in 2017. The Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 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, 170 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (Washington Nationals), two-time World Champion Ben Zobrist (Chicago Cubs) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (Boston Red Sox), Jordan Zimmermann (Detroit Tigers), Curtis Granderson (New York Mets) and Lucas Duda (Mets). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website, NorthwoodsLeague.com. 

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