Dock Spiders On the Losing End Against Rockford

ROCKFORD, IL- The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (5-5) lost to the Rockford Rivets (6-4) for the second straight night at Rivets Stadium.

For Rockford, Parker Bates (Louisiana Tech) wasted no time in his Rivets debut when he jacked a two run shot in the first on the first pitch he saw to give Rockford a 2-0 which would stay the same until the 3rd inning.

Bates added to the lead when he belted an RBI double into right field to increase the lead to 3-0. The Rivets would pick up two more run in the inning advancing the lead to 5-0.

For the next four innings there would be no runs scored from either teams. There were only a combined two hits, both of which belonged to Rockford.

Chris Ayers (Indiana State) finally got the Dock Spiders on the scoreboard with an RBI single. Pat Sisk (Furman) was credited with the run after being walked to start the inning. Brad Hudson (Southern Illinois) snatched the next and last run for Fondy advancing from third to home on a wild pitch.

Fond du Lac will look to get back to winning ways where they will play the next two games against the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters in Wisconsin Rapids. First pitch for tomorrow night is at 7:05.

The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Now in 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 190 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 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.