FOND DU LAC, WI– The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (4-1) sweep the homestand against the Wisconsin Woodchucks (2-3). It was another tight one that the Dock Spiders had to fight for late in the game.
Houston Glad (Texas Wesleyan) was masterful for the Dock Spiders. A seven inning gem, which he couldn’t go any further due to the pitch count rules.
Eight strike outs and three runs given up, while only one was earned against Glad. River Carbone (Arizona Christian) shut it down with the six out save and closed out the 5-3 win.
The Dock Spiders have a never die attitude going on with this offense. The offense has come up clutch for yet another game.
After quickly trailing 3-0 early in the game, Aaron Anderson (Flagler) would deliver a sacrifice fly and bring in the first run for the Dock Spiders.
The very next inning a balk would bring home another run. A Sam Novitske (Oregon) RBI double would tie the game up in the fourth. Novitske would go 3-4 with two doubles on the day.
The two offenses would stall out until the seventh inning for the Dock Spiders. The offense would create a two out rally.
After walking the bases loaded, it was up to Luke Robinson (Western Carolina) with two outs. Robinson would deliver the clutch two out, two run single to take the lead 5-3.
From there the Dock Spiders would ride out the last two innings and win their fourth straight. The Dock Spiders hit the road tomorrow night to face the Woodchucks for a 6:35 PM CST first pitch.
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.