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Spiders Win in Front of Sell Out Crowd

FOND DU LAC, WI- The Dock Spiders (28-29) are now a game below .500 on the season for the first time since the second week of the season as they clip the Wisconsin Woodchucks (23-34) 6-5.

Both teams had scoreless 1st innings, but the Woodchucks would score first with two runs in the 2nd inning. The two runs scored on an error charged to KV Edwards, and Wisconsin lead 2-0. 

It seemed every time the Woodchucks would score, Fondy had an answer. In the 4th inning, with the bases loaded, Eric Feliz brought a run in to score, but that was it for the Spiders. It was 2-1 after 4 innings. Chris Cornelius would tie the game up in the 5th with a sacrifice fly that scored Collin Ridout. 

The tie wouldn't last long as the Woodchucks would regain the lead on back-to-back RBI singles from Hunter Coleman and Logan Foster. Wisco lead 4-2 and chased Dock Spiders starer Jacob Barton who finished his day with 5.2 innings pitched and allowed four earned runs. Kyle Huckaby came on in relief of Jacob Barton and recorded the final out of the 6th inning.

Just like the previous tie, the Woodchucks lead didn't last long either. Collin Ridout singled in Nick Fortes to make it a one run game in the bottom of the 6th. Following a walk to Caleb Summerhays, Brandon Wulff came on as a pinch hitter and delivered. Wulff lined a ball into left field for a two run single and the Dock Spiders possessed their first lead of the night at 5-4.

Both Fondy and Wisconsin would score another run each, but the Dock Spiders hung on to win 6-5. Kyle Huckaby picked up the victory as he pitched 3.1 innings and allowed one run. 

Fondy's victory came in front of a record setting, sell out crowd of 1,898 people in attendance at Marian University's Herr-Baker Field. 

The Dock Spiders head to Kalamazoo tomorrow for a matchup with the Growlers at 6:05 CST. It's game one of a three day road trip.

 

 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 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.