Pitching Dominates in Dock Spiders Win
MEQUON, WI— The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (10-10) and the Lakeshore Chinooks (6-15) took on each other on Fathers Day and the Pitching showed out again.
Aaron Ball Jr. (Kankakee) started and went six strong innings of shutout baseball. He also picked off three runners of the nine that got on.
Duncan Hunter (Jacksonville) lead the game off with a base hit and swiped a bag to get into scoring position. Tim Elko (Mississippi) got the job done and scored Hunter to strike first.
A single and a stolen base by Cam McMillan (Vanderbilt) would get things going in the second. Charlie Maxwell (Northwestern) would get the base knock to make it 2-0 in the second.
The offense went silent for the middle innings, but the Dock Spiders pitching kept the Chinooks off rhythm. A three-run seventh would make it 5-0 and really put the dagger in the Chinooks.
Hunter would come up with the bases loaded and delivered with an RBI single. Kellen Sarver (Illinois) would walk to score another run, followed by Cherokee LeBeau (Oakland) getting hit to bring in another run.
In the ninth the Dock Spiders tack on their sixth and final run. Houston Glad (Texas Wesleyan) got the three inning save by facing the minimum number of batters.
The Dock Spiders will take on the Lakeshore Chinooks tomorrow night for a 6:35 PM CST first pitch. Happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there.
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.