MADISON, WI— The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (6-6) and the Madison Mallards (11-1) battled each other after a walk off win the previous night. It was not another offensive game, quite the opposite.
The pitchers were the stars of the show tonight. Houston Glad (Texas Wesleyan) went seven strong while only allowing three runs. Five hits were all Glad would give up.
The Dock Spiders pitching was tough all night, but it didn’t matter how many runs they allowed as the offense couldn’t produce a run.
Zack Prajzner (Notre Dame) went 1-3 with a walk. Max Downs (Saint Xavier) had another multi hit night with two hits in four trips to the plate.
It was a pitchers duel all night. Neither team was allowing anyone to score. Glad would keep the offense in reach with a one run deficit until the seventh inning.
The Dock Spiders offense reached third base just one time during the night. They left the bases loaded in the fourth inning.
The Dock Spiders look to end their three game skid tomorrow when they come back home. They will take on the Wisconsin Woodchucks at 1:05 PM CST. Come out and get your 2018 Dock Spiders replica championship ring.
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.