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Dock Spiders Win a Nail Biter

FOND DU LAC, WI– The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (5-2) edged out the Green Bay Booyah (4-3) in a tightly contested battle. The Booyah fought back to lose 6-5.

 

It all started in the first inning with a Zeb Adreon (Iowa) two run, two out double. Adreon in his first game as a Dock Spider went 1-3 with a walk.

 

The Dock Spiders came up and scored in the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings. Zack Prajzner (Notre Dame) singled and then Drew Hmielewski (Minnesota) followed up with an RBI double in the fourth to make it 3-0.

 

In the fifth it was Andrew Bullock (Western Carolina) and Adreon who successfully converted a double steal to get themselves in scoring position. Then Cherokee LeBeau (Oakland) doubled to bring them both home and put the lead at 5-0.

 

Jonathon Cowles (Colorado-Colorado Springs) went five and a third and left in the sixth leaving two men on for Kyle Hall (Indiana Wesleyan) came on and gave up three runs in the sixth as the Booyah cut the deficit to 5-3.

 

Thomas Paulich (Stevens Institute of Technology) would get a run back off an RBI single by Andrew Schleusner (Montana State Billings), and get the lead to 6-3.

 

A sloppy eighth inning caused the game to become a nail biter as two runs came in on defensive lapses. An Adreon throw to the plate got away and scored a run, followed by another run scoring on a passed ball.

 

Jack Owens (Santa Ana) left a runner on base as he struck out three in the top of the ninth to secure the 6-5 victory.

 

The Dock Spiders will head to Green Bay to play tomorrow night at 6:35 and then come back home for a two game set against the Wisconsin Woodchucks.

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 theNorthwoods 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.