MEQUON, WI— The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (8-10) battled the Lakeshore Chinooks (6-13) on the road and fell 9-5.
Aaron Funk (Arkansas Little-Rock) started for the Dock Spiders and went just three innings of work before being pulled in the fourth inning. The Chinooks took a five run lead into the fifth.
The Dock Spiders would get two of the runs back and cut it to 5-2.
The Chinooks would put two more runs on the board and make it 7-2 after five. Andrew Schleusner (Montana State Billings) would add another run to the board and make it 7-3 in the sixth.
The Chinooks would then put those two runs back on their scoreboard and make it 9-3. The Dock Spiders showed some fight in the ninth by tacking on two runs on a two run double by Kellen Sarver (Illinois).
Andrew Bullock (Western Carolina) went 2-5 with an RBI and a run. Tim Elko (Mississippi) went 2-5 with a run.
Zeb Adreon (Iowa) went 2-5 with a run scored. The Dock Spiders dropped their third straight.
Don’t miss tomorrow nights contest against the Lakeshore Chinooks at 6:35 PM CST. It’s Local Heroes Night as well, abd kids run the bases after the game.
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.