Offensive Explosion in Madison
MADISON, WI— The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (13-17) took on the Madison Mallards (21-10). It was an early slugfest for the two teams.
The Mallards struck for four runs in the bottom of the first and knocked out Aaron Ball Jr. (Kankakee). The Dock Spiders would not be defeated after a rough first inning.
The offense would respond with a five run third inning. Multiple RBI hits by the Dock Spiders.
Andrew Bullock (Western Carolina) delivered an RBI single. Aaron Anderson (Flagler) and Luke Robinson (Western Carolina) both had RBI singles in the inning as well.
Tim Elko (Mississippi) would tack a two-run double on the board as well. The Dock Spiders would lead 5-4.
In the fourth Kellen Sarver (Illinois) would tack on an RBI double and give the Dock Spiders had a 6-4 lead.
The Mallards would threaten to take the game back, as they added a run back and left the bases loaded to prevent any further damage.
A big fifth inning would be the dagger in the Mallards. After a run was walked in to make it 7-5.
It was up to Bullock with bases loaded and two outs. He would deliver the grand slam and secure the 11-5 lead.
Connor Dryer (Central Missouri) and Max Cioffi (Mississippi) would finish out the game on the mound.
The Dock Spiders end their three game skid with dominant offense. They’re back home tomorrow night against the Mallards.
First pitch slated for 6:35 PM CST as it’s also “Girls Night Out” at the ballpark.
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.