Dock Spiders Fall For Just the Second Time at Home The Season
FOND DU LAC, WI- The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (7-8) were on the losing end against the Battle Creek Bombers (4-10) with a score of 6-2.
For the first five innings of play it was safe to say that it was an absolute pitchers duel. Jon Mierzwa (Catholic University) got his second start of the season and pitched 5 2/3, giving up just 3 hits. The Laurel, MD native retired the side three straight times coming in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th innings. Despite being credited with the loss it was a very fine evening on the mound for Mierzwa.
Michael McCraith (Wheaton College) got the start on the mound for the Bombers where he pitched 7 1/3 finishing with a stat line of; 5 hits, 2 runs, 2 BB, and 9 K’s on 27 batters faced.
Unfortunately for Fondy, the Bombers were able to grab three straight RBI singles and an RBI double and took the lead 4-0 after 6 innings.
After Battle Creek tacked on one more in the top of the 8th leading now 5-0, Mitch Boe (Iowa) was up at the dish in the bottom of the 8th with 2 outs. Boe would smack a single into right center field which sent home Troy Black (Kentucky) and Duncan Hewitt (Butler). The two runs would not be enough as the Dock Spiders fell to Battle Creek in the first meeting of the year between the two teams.
Fond du Lac will be able to try and get revenge over the Bombers tomorrow night as they will face off at Herr-Baker Field at 6:35 tomorrow night.
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 www.dockspiders.comor 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.