Dock Spiders Come Up Short Late
FOND DU LAC, WI– The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (6-4) fell to the Wisconsin Woodchucks (6-4) late in the game. The two teams took it down to the wire, but the Woodchucks just had the ball falling in the right places tonight.
How it Happened:
- The Woodchucks struck again in the first inning with a three run first inning.
- In the third inning the Dock Spiders would even the game back out with a three run inning of their own.
- The bottom of the fourth the Dock Spiders would strike for another run and take the lead at 4-3.
- The Woodchucks would take the lead right back in the top of the sixth with a two run inning making it 5-4 and then adding two more in the seventh to take the lead at 7-4.
- The Dock Spiders fought back in the bottom of the eighth and cut the deficit to one as they went into the ninth down 7-6.
- It went south in the top of the ninth as they gave up two more runs and thats all they needed to secure the win at 9-6.
- Zack Prajzner (Notre Dame) was 4-5 with two runs scored.
- Jack Alexander (Notre Dame) was 3-4 with a double and three RBI while scoring a run.
- Tom Jager (Robert Morris) went two innings of relief and allowed two runs but neither were earned.
- The Dock Spiders will take on the Madison Mallards in Madison, Wisconsin on Friday night. 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 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.