Rivets have 3 named to All-Star team; host Lakeshore tonight

Staff Report 

The Rockford Rivets will send three players to the 2016 Northwoods League All-Star Game on July 19 at Simmons Field in Kenosha, the league office announced Friday.  

Arkansas pitchers Anthony Dahl and Kacey Murphy will be joined by Rivets second baseman David Cronin on the South roster to face the best of the North Division.

In 34 games, Cronin, a sophomore from the University of Illinois-Chicago, has hit a club-best .326 with seven doubles, a home run, and 16 runs batted in, while also stealing a team-high 13 bases.

He will be joined by the fantastic bullpen duo of left-hander Kacey Murphy and right-hander Anthony Dahl. Murphy is 2-0 with a 1.16 earned run average and 25 strikeouts in 23.1 innings this season.  

Dahl has also gone 2-0 with a 1.45 earned run average while striking out 37 in 31 innings, including one start, this season.

The All-Star festivities begin with the Home Run Derby at the Harbor on Monday, July 18. The Northwoods League All-Star Game begins at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, July 19.

Rivets sweep Green Bay, host Lakeshore tonight

For the second night in a row, the Rockford Rivets held on to a one-run lead and beat the Green Bay Bullfrogs, 3-2, on Thursday at Rivets Stadium.

Rockford completed a two-game series sweep when Green Bay stranded the possible tying run at third base. In Wednesday’s series opener, a 4-3 win, the Bullfrogs also left the potential tying run on base.

The Rivets face The Lakeshore Chinooks at Rivets Stadium 6:35 p.m. tonight for Zooperstars night. It’s also TGIF, when beer is just $3 from the time gates open until the first pitch of the game.

Broadcasts and live streams can be found at NorthwoodsLeague.com.

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