Dock Spiders Lose Early Lead; Lose 13-5

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI- The Dock Spiders looked to be on their way to a 3rd straight victory after leading 5-0 through 2 innings, but Wisconsin Rapids rattled off 13 unanswered runs over the final 6 innings. 

Rafters starting pitcher TJ Fetters (DMACC) was chased after the first inning for throwing more than 35 pitches. The 5-0 run over the first 2 innings for the Dock Spiders was capped off by a 2-run home by Eric Gilgenbach (Notre Dame). The 2nd straight game in which Gilgenbach homered. After the 2nd inning, the Dock Spiders were held scoreless with only 3 hits. 

On the other side of the field, the Rafters offense sprung to life with a 4 run 3rd inning and didn't slow down. The Rafters scratched runs across in every inning from the 5th to the 8th, including 3 multiple run innings. 

Every Rafter in the starting lineup recorded at least one hit, and 5 players had multiple hit games, but Nick Owens (St. Johns River State) was the catalyst for the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters. He went 3-3 with 2 doubles, 1 walk, 2 sacrifice flies and 4 RBI's. 

The Dock Spiders fall to 2-2 on the year, while the Rafters improve to 3-1 and 3-0 at home for the first time in team history.

Wausau, Wisconsin is the next destination for the Dock Spiders to play the Wisconsin Woodchucks (1-3). No starter has been announced for the Dock Spiders. 

Season ticket packages, group outings, and individual game tickets for the 2017 season are on sale now and may be purchased from the Dock Spiders ticket office (located at 980 E Division St.).  Fans may order tickets in person or over the phone by calling (920) 907-9833between 9:00am and 5:00pm Monday through Friday.  Tickets are also available any time in the ticket section of

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 (BOS), 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 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.