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Dock Spiders Fall in Extras

GREEN BAY, WI— The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (5-3) fell to the Green Bay Booyah (5-3) in 10 innings.

 

It was a pitchers duel the entire game. Aaron Ball Jr. (Kankakee CC) got the start and did not disappoint. He went five innings of one hit baseball. The first hit came with one out in the fifth inning.

 

The Dock Spiders and the Booyah offenses were both struggling to find a way to plate any runs. Until the fifth inning when the Dock Spiders threatened.

 

Zack Prajzner (Notre Dame) doubled home the first and only run for the Dock Spiders offense.

 

But the Booyah would answer in the bottom of the sixth and tie the game up. And then it was a stalemate from there.

 

Both teams would threaten with runners in scoring position, but pitching dominated and would not cave.

 

The game went into the tenth and with the new international extra innings rule, each team starts with a runner at second base.

 

The Dock Spiders advanced their runner to third but couldn’t pull through. The Booyah would load the bases up and walk it off in the bottom half of the inning.

 

It was the first extra inning game of the year for the Dock Spiders, and they fell short. But the pitching came to play.

 

Next up for the Dock Spiders is the Wisconsin Woodchucks at Herr-Baker Field at Marian University. First pitch scheduled for 6:35 PM CST.

 

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.