Dock Spiders Swept by Rafters
WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI— The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (13-20) finished up their series with the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (20-13) with a 5-1 loss.
The Dock Spiders sent Houston Glad (Texas Wesleyan) to the mound and he gave up two quick first inning runs, but settled in after. Glad would coast into the fifth inning keeping the offense in the game.
After getting two outs and leaving a man on second in the fifth, Glad’s day was done. River Carbone (Arizona Christian) relieved Glad and gave up three runs with two outs in the fifth.
After going down 5-0, the Dock Spiders got the air sucked out of them. They wouldn’t be able to gain any momentum.
A lead off single by Zack Prajzner (Notre Dame) would give the Dock Spiders their only run. Prajzner came around to score on a passed ball.
The offense only produced four hits and Andrew Bullock (Western Carolina) had two of them.
The Dock Spiders come back home tomorrow night to face the Wisconsin Woodchucks. It’s all you can eat Monday night at the park. Also bring your dogs to the park, as its “Bark in the Park.”
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.