WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI— The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (12-17) battled the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters for the final game of their two game set. The offense showed up early for the Dock Spiders, but couldn’t do much after.
The offense jumped out early in the second inning with a four run inning. It all started with a Tim Elko (Mississippi) lead off single.
Andrew Bullock (Western Carolina) would follow up with his own single. The Dock Spiders were in business early.
A sac bunt would move the runners in scoring position. And then with two outs Zack Prajzner (Notre Dame) would deliver a two-run double.
One batter later Duncan Hunter (Jacksonville) would deliver a two-run double himself and the Dock Spiders were in control 4-0 in the second inning.
But they would stay stagnant and hit cruise control. Aaron Funk (Arkansas Little-Rock) started the game and ran into trouble.
After getting a four run cushion, Funk would lose his touch and the Rapids would put up four runs themselves in the fourth. Funk wouldn’t make it out of the inning.
The Rapids would add on two more runs in the fifth inning and take the lead 6-4. From there the Dock Spiders didn’t do anything to gain the ground.
A late run by the Rapids would secure the 7-4 victory over the Dock Spiders. Now they’re on a three game losing streak and they have a tough week ahead of them.
The Dock Spiders head to Madison tomorrow night for a 6:35 PM CST first pitch. They’ll try to end their losing streak there against the first place Mallards.
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.