Dock Spiders Add Three More Players For 2018
FOND DU LAC, WI – The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders have announced three more players who have been added to the 2018 roster. Chris Ayers (Indiana State), Aaron Funk (Arkansas-Little Rock), & Tyler Wardwell (Duke) will be part of the Dock Spiders team this summer.
Ayers, a 6’2” junior outfielder, is playing his third season for the Sycamores this spring. Ayers saw action in 36 games with 29 starts his sophomore season finishing with a .272 batting average after picking up 31 base hits in 114 at bats. He also tallied eight doubles and a pair of home runs for a .395 slugging percentage.
Funk, a 6’6” freshman right-handed pitcher, is playing his first season for the Trojans. Funk is from Lawrence, KS, and was a 2017 Louisville Slugger All-American Honorable Mention and a Second Team All-State selection. He also helped his high school team win the 2015 state championship.
Wardwell, a 6’2” freshman infielder, is playing in his first season at Duke this spring. Wardwell is from Cincinnati, OH, and was a 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-America and Central Region Honorable Mention selection. He was rated among the top 500 overall prospects nationally and the No. 147 shortstop in the 2017 recruiting class by Perfect Game.
The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders have several great ticket options for our fans for the upcoming 2018 season. Ticket packages and group tickets are now on sale. Order yours today by calling the Dock Spiders Ticket Office at 920-907-9833 or by stopping by the Dock Spiders Front Office at 980 E Division St. Check out all of our ticket information any time of the day at www.dockspiders.com.
The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Entering its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods 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 185 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR). 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.