FOND DU LAC, WI- The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (30-19) capped off their sixth sweep of the season taking down the Rockford Rivets (20-29) of a score 3-2.
On Christmas Night in July in front of a crowd of 1,016 Jon Young (Indiana Wesleyan) would shine in the spotlight. Young went for a complete game allowing 7 hits and 2 runs. It was the first time this season that a Fondy pitcher has made it the distance.
Fond du Lac would get on the board early when Troy Black sent one into right field which sent home the first run of the ball game. Chris Ayers (Indiana State) would pick up an RBI in the 2nd frame after grounding into second for out number two but Cole Zwboski (Ole Miss) who recorded a single earlier in the inning would touch home plate for a quick 2-0 lead.
Rockford was able to grab their first run of the ball game in the top of the 5th but the Spiders would come back and answer with one of their own in the bottom of the frame. Troy Black would get his second RBI of the game sending Alex Erro (Northwestern) home who had a one out double in the inning.
Fondy would lead 3-1 heading into the 9th inning looking for their 3oth win of the season. A one run home run in the inning would not be enough as the Dock Spiders held on for a 3-2 win.
Fond du Lac will host the Kenosha Kingfish for a two game stand starting tomorrow night 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.