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Dock Spiders End Four Game Skid

WAUSAU, WI— The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (7-7) took on the Wisconsin Woodchucks (8-6) at Athletic Park on Monday night. It was an hour rain delay that pushed the start time to 7:30.

 

The game started out as a pitchers duel. Until both offenses finally woke up the bats.

 

How it Happened

    • The first four innings flew by in a pitchers duel.
    • The Woodchucks tacked three runs on in the fifth. The fifth inning was a nightmare defensively as the Dock Spiders had three errors.

 

  • Andrew Schleusner (Montana State Billings) came up with two on and delivered a two run single to cut the deficit to 3-2.

 

    • The Woodchucks would hit a two run homerun the next inning to take the lead 5-2.

 

  • Max Downs (Saint Xavier) came around to score on an error by the Woodchucks to cut the deficit to 5-3.
  • Cam McMillan (Vanderbilt) got an RBI on a fielders choice and made it 5-4.
  • Andrew Bullock (Western Carolina) in a pinch hit situation would deliver an RBI single to tie the game 5-5.
  • Kellen Sarver (Illinois) would follow Bullock with an RBI single to take the lead 6-5.

 

    • Downs would add another RBI single to make it 8-5. (Error scored the extra run)

 

  • Nathan Thomas (Northern Illinois) came in for the six out save and delivered.

 

Notable Performers

 

  • Jack Lombardi (Nebraska Omaha) reached base four times on the night.

 

    • Bullock delivered in the clutch with a game tying single.
    • Sarver went 2-5 with an RBI.
    • Downs 3-5 with an RBI and two runs.

 

  • Zeb Adreon (Iowa) reached base three times and scored twice.

 

  • Schleusner was 2-4 with two RBI and was HBP twice.

Next Up

  • Dock Spiders play a day night doubleheader tomorrow morning against the Lakeshore Chinooks.
  • First game/first pitch scheduled for 11:35 AM CST. Second game scheduled start 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.