Three Dock Spiders Set to Return in 2019
FOND DU LAC, WI – The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders are excited to welcome back three players from last year’s team who will be returning in 2019. Bubba Horton (Minnesota), Conor Dryer (Central Missouri), and Brad Hudson (Southern Illinois) will all be back with the Dock Spiders this summer.
Horton, a sophomore left-handed pitcher, is entering his second season with the Gophers. Horton played for the Dock Spiders last year during the championship run. He finished 1-1 with a 5.62 ERA in 13 games, striking out 25 in 32.0 innings during the regular season and striking out two in 4.1 innings during the Northwoods League playoffs.
Dryer, a 6’3” sophomore from the University of Central Missouri, is a familiar face to Dock Spider fans. During the 2018 season, Dryer pitched in six games and had an ERA of 1.68. He picked up his only save in a crucial, 13-9 victory, late in the season at Lakeshore.
Hudson, a 5’10” sophomore at Southern Illinois University, may have had the most exciting play (inside the park home run) of the Dock Spiders 2018 season. While patrolling the outfield, he appeared in 24 games with 82 at-bats, recording 26 hits with a .317 batting average. He also had six stolen bases and five doubles.
The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders have several great ticket options for our fans for the upcoming 2019 season. Ticket packages and group tickets are now on sale. Order yours today by calling the Dock Spiders Ticket Office at 920-907-9833 or by stopping by the Dock Spiders Front Office at 980 E Division St. Check out all of our ticket information any time of the day at www.dockspiders.com.
The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 25-year old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 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 (MIA). 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.