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Dock Spiders Surrender Three Home Runs; Lose 7-3

LOVES PARK, IL- The Rockford Rivets entered tonight’s game without hitting a home run this season. However, the Rivets changed that in a big way hitting for three home runs in the 7-3 Rivets victory.

For the second straight night, the Dock Spiders struck first. Fondy’s Eric Gilgenbach (Notre Dame) ripped an RBI double into the right-center alley to plate the first run of the game in the 4th inning. Two batters later, Gilgenbach came in to score on an error. It was 2-0 Dock Spiders.

Dock Spiders starting pitcher Jon Mierzwa (Catholic University of America) pitched into the 5th inning and gave up just one run (which scored after Mierzwa exited the game).

Following Mierzwa’s exit, the Rivets’ John Rave (Illinois State) would connect with the team’s first home run of the season giving Rockford a 3-2 lead.

Rockford cashed in for two more runs in the 6th inning with a sacrifice fly and an RBI single from Trevor Paradoski (Texas Tech). It was 5-2 Rivets after 6.

For the third straight inning, the Rivets scored multiple runs in the 7th. Back-to- back home runs from Zach Rheams (Texas Tech) and JC DeMuri (Quincy) made it a 7-2 Rivets lead.

Fondy would tack on an extra run in the 8th but fall 7-3. The Dock Spiders have now dropped seven straight games and drop to 3-9 on the season.

The Dock Spiders are headed to Mequon, Wisconsin for a date with the Lakeshore Chinooks tomorrow night at 5:05. Kyle Huckaby (Eastern Michigan) will be the starting pitcher 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 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.