FOND DU LAC, WI- The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (25-17) were unable to pick up the sweep over the Lakeshore Chinooks (23-20) falling 4-2.
Peyton Sanderlin (Keiser) got his first start on the mound as a Dock Spider and did not disappoint. Sanderlin retired the order in the first three innings. He finished the night throwing for 5 innings, allowing three hits, one run, one walk, and dished out three strikeouts just facing 17 batter.
Lakeshore was able to get on the board first but Fond du Lac would answer right back in the bottom of the 5th. With two outs and runners on first and second Cole Zabowski (OleMiss) picked up a base hit and put the Spiders up 2-1. For Zabowski RBI number 11 and 12.
The lead unfortunately would not stay for long as the Chinooks answered with a pair of runs of their own in the 6th, both coming with two outs. Lakeshore would add on an insurance run in the 8th not allowing Fond du Lac to complete the sweep.
Fond du Lac will embark on the four game road trip to Michigan for two games against the Kalamazoo Growlers and two against the Battle Creek Bombers. The first game will be tomorrow night vs. Kalamazoo at 6:05.
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 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.