ROCKFORD, IL- The Dock Spiders were charged with 4 errors tonight on their way to dropping 11-4 to the Rockford Rivets.
Fond du Lac jumped out to an early 1st inning lead after Andrew Bullock’s (Western Carolina) RBI Double. Bullock now leads the team with four doubles and is tied for the team lead with 9 RBI’s.
Adam Eck (Edgewood College) started on the mound for the Dock Spiders and allowed four runs, all unearned due to the two errors, in one inning. Eck allowed just one hit in his outing coming on the bases clearing double by Rivet right fielder JC DeMuri. It was 4-1 Rivets after one inning of play.
Fondy scratched a single run into the 2nd inning, but the Rivets countered with single tallies in the 3rd and 5th innings.
Trailing by four, the Dock Spiders offense rattled of three straight two out hits capped off by a run scoring triple from Colton Neel (Memphis). The lead was cut to 6-4 and that was as close as the Spiders got it.
Rockford would go on to score the last five runs of the game which was kick-started by a four run 6th.
The Dock Spiders have now lost 6 games in a row and fall to 3-8 on the season. Fondy is back in action tomorrow night against the Rockford Rivets for game number two. First pitch is set for 6:35 with Jon Mierzwa (Catholic University of America) set to make his 2nd start of the season 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 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.