Growlers Top Dock Spiders in a Close One
FOND DU LAC, WI- The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (35-27) dropped a game to the Kalamazoo Growlers (37-26) by a score of 3-2.
Fondy was only able to muster up three hits, two of which came off the bat of Zac Taylor (Illinois). With a runner on in the first and one out Taylor would get his first double of the season setting up the first run of the ball game. Cole Zabowski (Ole Miss) followed with a ground out into the infield but would pick up an RBI on the play giving Fond du Lac a 1-0 lead.
The second run of the inning would be scored on the Growlers lone error of the ball game.
Kalamazoo would add on one in the 3rd inning and the two runs they added in the 7th would prove to be the difference.
The Growlers were led by their starting pitcher Kyle Virbitsky (Penn State) who threw 8 innings, surrendering just one hit.
Fond du Lac will play host to the Kalamazoo Growlers for one more time this season tomorrow night at 6:35 PM on Harry Potter night.
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, 200 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.