Dock Spiders Announce 2017 Schedule
FOND DU LAC, WI – Fond du Lac’s Northwoods League team has a name, a place to play, and – now – a schedule for the 2017 season! The Dock Spiders will open their inaugural season on Tuesday, May 30 on the road against the Madison Mallards. The first home opener in Dock Spiders history will be on Thursday, June 1 at Marian University’s newly-remodeled Herr-Baker Field against the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters at 6:35pm.
The Dock Spiders are scheduled to play 72 games – 36 home and 36 away – during the upcoming season.
Fond du Lac has two day/night-home/away doubleheaders on the schedule with the Green Bay Bullfrogs. The first will be on Wednesday, June 20 with the Dock Spiders hosting the Bullfrogs at 11:35am and traveling to Green Bay for a game at 7:05pm. The teams will also meet on Wednesday, July 26 with the day game at Joannes Stadium at 11:05am and the night game in Fond du Lac at 6:35pm.
“We are counting down the days until we begin our inaugural season in the Northwoods League,” said Ryan Moede, the General Manager of the Dock Spiders. “June 1st can’t come fast enough!”
The Northwoods League schedule is divided into two halves. The first half will end on Tuesday, July 4 with a home game against Green Bay. The second half starts on Wednesday, July 5 with a home game against the Wisconsin Woodchucks.
Game times for the Dock Spiders will be 1:05pm on Sundays and 6:35pm for all other games except the game on June 20 that will start at 11:35am.
Click HERE for the printable 2017 schedule.
The Dock Spiders will release information on full season and partial season ticket packages soon.
The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 23-year-old summer collegiate 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, more than 160 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.dockspiders.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Dock Spiders as your favorite team.