Dock Spiders Can’t Overcome Early Deficit

FOND DU LAC, WI– The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (11-14) took on the Madison Mallards (18-7) and it was the Mallards right from the jump who had the game.


How It Happened


  • Jonathan Cowles (Colorado-Colorado Springs) had a rough start after giving up four runs in the top of the first. That was all he would pitch.


  • After the Mallards chased Cowles in the first, they would tack on four more against Ryan Miller (Benedictine) in the fourth to make it 8-0.
  • The Dock Spiders would start to chip away in the bottom of the fourth. An RBI double by Zeb Adreon (Iowa) and an RBI single by Charlie Maxwell (Northwestern) would chop the deficit to 8-2.
  • Another two runs would be plated in the fifth by a Luke Robinson (Western Carolina) RBI double and an Adreon sac fly. It was 8-4 going into the sixth.
  • Bottom of the sixth the Dock Spiders would get Sam Novitske (Oregon) to drive in the fifth run after a lead off double by Maxwell and trimmed the lead to 8-5.
  • Then the Mallards would shut it down from there and add a run in the seventh on a passed ball and the Dock Spiders would not be able to put up anymore.
  • The Mallards bested the Dock Spiders 9-5.

Notable Performers


  • Aaron Anderson (Flagler) stayed hot with a 3-5 game with a run scored.


  • Robinson would go 2-5 with an RBI and a run scored.
  • Adreon went 1-3 with a double, RBI, Sac fly, and a walk.
  • Maxwell went 2-4 with an RBI and a double.

Next Up

The Dock Spiders take on the Green Bay Booyah tomorrow night at Herr-Baker Field at Marian University. First pitch 6:35 PM CST. First 500 fans 21 and older get a free 2018 Dock Spiders Championship pint glass.

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  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.