MADISON, WI- The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders upset the Madison Mallards a score of 17-5 sending them to take on the Kalamazoo Growlers tomorrow in Kalamazoo.
Fondy set season highs in not only runs scored but also with 18 hits. The Spiders would get out of the gate hot early which was shown on the scoreboard with the away team leading 7-0 after the 3rd. The first three run inning which came in the second was highlighted by a two out RBI double from Cole Zabowski (Ole Miss) which gave the Spiders a 4-0 lead after two frames. Alex Henwood (Nebraska) picked up an RBI single two batters before Zabowski.
Alex Erro (Northwestern) would pick up his second home run on the season with a three run shot over the left field wall in the 3rd giving Fondy an early 7-0 lead.
Pitching was a strong suit for Fond du Lac all night long and was led by the starting pitcher Peyton Sanderlin (Christian Brothers) who threw for 4 innings allowing three hits and dishing out six strikeouts.
The highlight of the game was a seven run sixth inning which would consist of eleven at bats and six hits. Mitch Boe (Iowa) who went 4 for 5 on the day drove home two runs on a base hit. Boe finished the night with a triple, four runs scored, and three RBI. Alex Erro (Northwestern) picked up two more RBI on the inning on a double as he finished the night going 3 for 6 with four runs and five RBI.
Fond du Lac will head to Kalamazoo tomorrow to take on the Growlers at 6:05 PM. With a win the Dock Spiders would punch a ticket into the World Series.
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, over 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.