WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – The Dock Spiders kept the Rafters scoreless for 7 of 8 innings, but it was the 4 run 3rd inning that cost the Spiders as Fondy drops their 4th game in a row 4-1
Fondy took their lone lead of the night in the 2nd inning when AJ Lewis (Missouri) drove in the Dock Spiders lone run of the game with a sacrifice fly. They completed the game with 1 run on 6 hits.
Gunner Kay (Illinois Springfield) started the game for the Spiders and finished his day after pitching into the fourth and allowing 4 runs (2 of them earned). Kay suffered his 1st loss of the season.
Opposing Kay was Rafters starter Jesse Slinger (Youngstown State). Slinger threw 5.1 innings of 1 run ball en route to his 2nd win on the season (both coming against Fond du Lac). The bullpen for the Rafters would pick up where Slinger left off as well. The bullpen threw nearly 4 innings of hitless baseball en route to the Rafters 8th win of the season.
Despite the loss, Dock Spiders reliever Connor Johnson (Catawba College) was nearly flawless.Johnson pitched over 4 innings, only allowed 2 hits and struck out 9 Rafters batters. Through 10.1 innings pitched (all coming against Wisconsin Rapids) Johnson has yet to allow a run and has struck out a team leading 17 batters.
Fond du Lac attempts to break the losing streak tomorrow evening at home against the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters. A starter has yet to be named for the Dock Spiders.
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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 170 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.