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Rain Delay Doesn’t Slow Down Dock Spiders

WAUSAU, WI- After an hour and a half rain delay. the Dock Spiders jumped on the Woodchucks scoring 5 runs in the first inning to spark tonight's 8-1 victory over the Wisconsin Woodchucks.

With the bases loaded in the first, Nick Fortes (Ole Miss) registered his first hit as a Dock Spider driving in 2 runs in the process. Fondy would extend it to 5-0 and wouldn't look back.

Richard Constatine (Volunteer State CC) was the only Dock Spider to record multiple hits. He, and Andrew Bullock (Western Carolina), and Carson Bartels (Heartland CC), added an RBI as well.

The star of the night was starting pitcher Adam Eck (Edgewood College). Eck threw 6 scoreless innings, allowed 3 hits and struck out 9 batters. Through 2 appearances (7 innings) Eck hasn't allowed a run and has recorded a win and a save.

Only 5 hits were surrendered by the Dock Spider pitching staff. Wisconsin was able to scratch a late-game run across with an RBI single by Stevie Mangrum (Virginia Tech) to avoid the shutout.

The 3-2 Dock Spiders kick off a 3 game home stand tomorrow afternoon when the Woodchucks come to town for a 1:05 start time. Jon Mierzwa (Catholic University of America) will start for the 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 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 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 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.