FOND DU LAC, WI– The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (12-13) and the Green Bay Booyah (13-13) battled tonight and the Dock Spiders took home the win to end their losing streak.
It wasn’t a promising start for the Dock Spiders as the Booyah jumped out to a 2-0 in the first two innings. Jon Young (Indiana Wesleyan) got his first start and allowed three runs.
The bats got the timely hits and some timely mistakes by the Booyah helped tack on the runs. Luke Robinson (Western Carolina) delivered an RBI double in the second to answer back at the Booyah. After a throwing error, Robinson and Charlie Maxwell (Northwestern) would come around to score.
The Booyah would answer and tie the game in the third at 3-3. A Maxwell sac fly would give the Dock Spiders the lead in the fourth and they would not look back.
Cam McMillan (Vanderbilt) would come around and score on a passed ball after his lead off single. Zack Prajzner (Notre Dame) delivered an RBI single in the eighth and another throwing error by the Booyah would score another run off the play.
The Dock Spiders would get the win at 7-3. Bubba Horton (Minnesota) came in for three innings of relief. Only allowed one hit in the 11 batters he faced.
Maxwell Cioffi (Mississippi) made his debut and shut the door to secure the win in the ninth. The Dock Spiders get in the win column and need to continue this for a shot at first place.
The Dock Spiders go to Green Bay for a 1:35 PM CST first pitch tomorrow.
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.