KENOSHA, WI- The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (15-10) fell for just the second time in the last eight games with an 8-3 loss to the Kenosha Kingfish (8-17).
The Kingfish were able to grab a quick 1-0 lead early in the bottom of the first but the lead for Kenosha would not hold for long. With two outs in the top of the 2nd the Dock Spiders bats would come alive. Tyler Wardwell (Duke) would start things off with an RBI single sending home the tying run of the ball game. Wardwell was then able to score as the next batter up at the dish Jacob Adams (Ole Miss) picked up his second 2B of the season putting the Dock Spiders up 2-1.
Fondy was able to increase their lead to two when Troy Black (Kentucky) belted one into right field for his 11th RBI of the season. For the Dayton, OH native he now has hits in 11 of his last 12 games. Kenosha however was able to pour it on in the bottom of the inning grabbing four runs and taking a 5-3 lead.
The Kingfish would also tack on runs in the 6th making the final score 8-3.
Shane Ritter (Iowa) got the start on the mound for the Spiders and finished with a final line of 2 1/3, 5 hits, 5 ER, 3 walks, and one strikeout.
Fond du Lac will be back at home for the next five days starting with a two game stand tomorrow with the Kalamazoo Growlers. 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.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.