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5 Unearned Runs Cost Dock Spiders

MEQUON, WI- The Dock Spiders came up short against the Lakeshore Chinooks Sunday evening losing the game 5-4.

Fond du Lac opened the scoring for the third straight night on an RBI single from Eric Gilgenbach (Notre Dame) that gave the Spiders an early 1-0 lead.

However, Lakeshore would strike back in a big way when they scored five unearned runs, all with two outs, in the bottom of the 2nd inning. Following a two out error, the Chinooks rattled off five straight hits which was highlighted by a 2-run double off the bat of Zach Biermann (Polk State). That was the extent of Lakeshore's scoring.

After the second inning, Dock Spiders reliever Zack Kesterson (Arkansas Tech) was lights out. Kesterson retired 18 of the 19 batters he faced and struck out six in the process.

The Dock Spiders offense came alive again in the 5th inning when Andrew Bullock deposited his first home run over the left field wall for a 2-run homer to cut the deficit to two runs.

Bullock would add his third RBI of the night on an RBI groundout in the 6th inning.

However, that was as close as close as the Dock Spiders got and lost 5-4. Fondy has now lost eight straight games.

Fondy is back in action at Marian University's Herr-Baker Field tomorrow night at 6:35 taking on the Lakeshore Chinooks.
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.