FOND DU LAC, WI- The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (24-28) now have their first complete game shutout, and it belongs to Zack Kesterson. Kesterson's scintillating performance blanked the Battle Creek Bombers (29-22) 9-0.
It was a rough day for the Battle Creek offense. The Bombers didn't get their first hit until the third inning on a two out single. Battle Creek would only collect 5 hits through the game and only once the Bombers had a runner in scoring position. On five different occasions, Kesterson sent the Bombers down in order 1-2-3.
As masterful as Kesterson was, the offense carried its own as well. Fondy's offense would strike for five runs in the 2nd inning. Collin Ridout started the scoring with a two run single. Thomas Luevano would hit a sacrifice fly and with two outs, Chris Cornelius would single, Brandon Wulff would triple and the Dock Spiders lead 5-0 after two innings.
Luevano would add two more RBI's in the 3rd inning, and Cornelius tacked on an RBI single in the 3rd as well. Luevano finished with three RBI's, while Cornelius finished the day 4-5 with two runs driven in.
Following the Dock Spiders sweep of the Bombers, Fondy will welcome in Madison to town tomorrow night for a 6:35 start. Adam Eck is the expected starter for Fondy.
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) 907-9833
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. 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 180 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.