MEQUON, WI-The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (9-8) took down the Lakeshore Chinooks(7-10) 2-1 to now hold a 2-1 series lead over Lakeshore.
Zach Frey (Heartland CC) got the start on the mound for Fondy and pitched his best game in his third start of the season. In 4 1/3 IP, the Bloomington, IN native gave up just 3 hits, 1 ER, 2 W and dished out 1 K on the 17 batters faced.
Lakeshore got on the board first when Mike Aiello (UW-Whitewater) hit a sacrifice fly into left field.
Down 1-0 in the 7th inning, well Alex Henwood (Nebraska) did some Alex Henwood things. The Appleton, WI native launched one into left field for an RBI double with Jacob Adams (Ole Miss) scoring. For Henwood it is now 4 out of the last 5 with 2 hit games. To go along with that feat he also extended his hit streak to 9 games where he has gone (19/37).
Andrew Bullock (Western Carolina) led things off in the top of the 8th with a ground rule double to let field. Two batters later Chris Ayers (Indiana State) wasted no time and hit a stinger into right field for an RBI single which sent the pinch runner, Dayton Provost (Oklahoma State) home from second base for a 2-1 lead.
For the second straight night Nate Thomas (Northern Illinois) would come into close out the game in the 9th. Thomas got the save on the evening when he struck out the last batter he was dealt with.
The same two teams will meet tomorrow at Kapco Park in Mequon, WI for a 6:35 first pitch.
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.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.