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Bullock’s Pinch Hit Single Seals the Deal

FOND DU LAC, WI– The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (3-1) sweep the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (2-2) in a tight 4-2 ball game.

 

It was a pitchers duel all night. Connor Cook (UW-La Crosse) and Matt Osteberg were magnificent for each team. Cook would dominate through five innings keeping his offense in the game.

 

They would score a fourth inning run off Cook and thats all he would allow. The offense answered with a two run inning in the sixth to take the lead 2-1.

 

A big two out double by Zeb Adreon (Iowa) would score the runs in the sixth for the Dock Spiders. 

 

The pitching would hold that lead all the way until the eighth. John Snyder (Western Carolina) would shut down a potential big seventh inning against the Rafters by leaving the bases loaded.

 

Then in the eighth Snyder would run into some trouble again this time allowing a run off of an error committed by the Dock Spiders.

 

They would go to the bottom of the eighth all tied up at two. Neither pitching staff looking to give in.

 

After a one out double by Adreon set the Dock Spiders up with second and third. It was Andrew Bullock (Western Carolina) who would come off the bench and put the game away.

 

A pinch-hit, two out, two run single by Bullock would give the Dock Spiders the lead. Then it was up to Max Cioffi (Mississippi) to get the final three outs. 

 

After allowing the lead off man to get on, he would allow no other runner reach base and seal the 4-2 victory.

 

The Dock Spiders have now won three in a row. They ride into a 1:05 PM CST first pitch against the Wisconsin Woodchucks to try and extend their streak.

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.