Spiders Earn 1st Victory at Kenosha This Season
KENOSHA, WI- Following tonight's 6-3 victory over the Kenosha Kingfish (22-16), the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (18-21) have won six of their last 7 games.
The Spiders also won their first game at Simmons Field on the season.
Adam Eck started on the mound for the Spiders and cruised through his first four innings and only allowed two hits. Supporting his pitcher, Eric Gilgenbach gave the Spiders a 1-0 lead in the 2nd inning on a sacrifice fly.
The 5th inning hit, and Eck ran into some trouble allowing three runs on two hits and two walks. Kenosha took their first lead of the night and chased Eck from the mound.
However, the offense would come through in a big way the next half inning. Spiders centerfielder Joe Breaux drove in two runs on a single to tie the game at three. Later in the inning, Breaux would come across to score on an error and gave the Spiders a 4-3 lead in the 6th inning.
Colton Neel would be the pitcher called upon, and he did not disappoint. Neel tossed four scoreless innings and extended the bullpen's scoreless streak to 18 innings. Only allowing four baserunners over the last four innings, Neel picks up his 2nd save in as many appearances.
Fondy would tack on two more runs in the 7th inning as well on an Eric Gilgenbach walk (his 2nd RBI of the night) and a Jason Santana Groundout.
Looking to make it 7 wins in 8 days, the Dock Spiders will look to do so in game number two against the Kenosha Kingfish. Jon Mierzwa is the projected starter for the Spiders.
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.