MEQUON, WI- The Lakeshore Chinooks (8-10) got out of a four game losing streak on Friday night when they took down the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (9-8).
A low scoring a fare for the second straight night the Dock Spiders were the first team to get a run.
In the 4th inning Chris Ayers (Indiana State) extended his hit streak to 6 games with a single. Andrew Bullock (Western Carolina) was the next batter up and reached on a walk brining up Jacob Adams (Ole Miss). In his third game as a Dock Spider Adams was able to drive in Ayers when he lined one past the infield for his first RBI of the season giving Fondy a 1-0 lead.
After Konnor Ash (Missouri) retired the side in the 5th for the home team, the Lakeshore offense would come alive. The Chinooks were able to grab two runs in the inning taking a 2-1 lead over Fond du Lac. One inning later Lakeshore would also tack on a run increasing the lead to two runs.
The bottom of the order for the Dock Spiders Troy Black (Kentucky), Dayton Provost (Oklahoma State), and Brett McCleary (Iowa) led things off in the 7th inning with three straight single. For Black he finished the night 2/4 and extended his hit streak to 6 games. Fellow Hawkeye, Mitch Boe reached on a fielder’s choice which drove in Black. Despite a late push the Spiders would have nothing to show for on the scoreboard the rest of the game.
Fond du Lac will be at home for the next six games with the first being tomorrow vs. Green Bay Bullfrogs for Superhero Night w/Spider-Man & The Flash Appearance. It is also TV Giveaway Presented by Sam’s Club. First pitch is at 6:35 PM.
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.