The Madison Mallards had two players selected for the 2007 Northwoods League all-star game July 11 in Mankato. Catcher Eric Nielsen of Purdue has been selected to the South Division squad along with pitcher Bubba O'Donnell of High Point University.
Nielsen has been batting an impressive .318 for the first half of the season including a .346 batting average in June.
O'Donnell, the Mallards right handed closer has had 8 saves and a 3.55 ERA in the first half.
After the all-star break the Mallards will return to the Duck Pond for a two game series against the Wisconsin Woodchucks. Friday's game is Short People appreciation night and will feature TV star Emmannuel Lewis. Fans with a diminutive stature will receive discounted ticket prices. Saturday is Goodman's Jewelers Diamond Night, as one lucky lady will receive a real diamond!! As always there will be post game fireworks and music from The Gomers who will be playing Neil Diamond cover songs. Gametime is 7:05 on Friday and 6:05 on Saturday. Gates open on 5:30 on Friday and 4:30 on Saturday.