Dock Spiders Add Four More Players to 2019 Roster
FOND DU LAC, WI – The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders are excited to announce the signings of four more players for the 2019 season. Tim Elko (Ole Miss), Parker Johnson (Indiana Wesleyan), Jordan Wharton (Indiana Wesleyan), & Kyle Hall (Indiana Wesleyan) will all be joining the Dock Spiders’ squad this summer.
Elko, a sophomore infielder, is currently in his second season at Ole Miss. He started 11 games, all at third base last season, appeared in 29 games total, and hit .216 with one home run and three doubles. In high school, he was named to the 2017 Perfect Game Florida High School Dream Team.
Johnson, a 6’0” sophomore pitcher/infielder at Indiana Wesleyan, hit .270 during his freshman season in 2018. He had 40 hits, seven doubles and 20 RBIs. He is originally from Anchorage, Alaska and attended South Anchorage High School. Last summer he played for the Anchorage Bucs.
Wharton, a 6’2” junior infielder at Indiana Wesleyan, was named to the All-Crossroads League team and also recognized as a Gold Award winner at shortstop. He led the team in batting average, hits, doubles, RBIs and helped IWU to their first regular season championship in 33 years. Last summer he had 41 hits and 17 RBIs for the Chugiak Chinooks.
Hall, a 5’10” senior pitcher at Indiana Wesleyan, was named to the All-Crossroads League team in 2018. He had an impressive 8-1 overall record during his junior season. He pitched two complete games, with a 2.43 ERA and also captured two saves.
The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders have several great ticket options for our fans for the upcoming 2019 season. Ticket packages and group tickets are now on sale. Order yours today by calling the Dock Spiders Ticket Office at 920-907-9833 or by stopping by the Dock Spiders Front Office at 980 E Division St. Check out all of our ticket information any time of the day at www.dockspiders.com.
The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 25-year old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 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, over 200 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (MIA). 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.