Offense Puts On a Laser Show
WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI— The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (5-3) came in and bullied the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (5-3). It was an offensive outburst for 18 runs by the Dock Spiders.
Jon Young (Indiana Wesleyan) got the start and he got a lot of run support, but really he only needed one run. He would go five and two-thirds of shutout baseball.
After a scoreless first inning, the Dock Spiders erupted for seven runs in the second. Duncan Hunter (Jacksonville) got it going with an RBI single.
The Rafters would walk in a run and Tate Kolwyck (Vanderbilt) would drive in a run. Tim Elko (Mississippi) would send one deep for a grand slam to cap off a seven run inning.
The offense wasn’t done there, they would score three runs in third, which was capped off by a Zeb Adreon (Iowa) two-run home run.
The Dock Spiders 10 run lead wasn’t enough as they would throw four more runs on the board in the fifth. A solo shot by Kolwyck would get the offense going.
Kellen Sarver (Illinois) and Hunter would drive in runs themselves. The Rafters would walk in the 14th run of the night.
Another home run by Elko would make it 15-0 in the seventh. The Rafters would score four runs.
The Dock Spiders bats were still hot in the ninth after another three runs came across. Otto Grimm (Minnesota) drove in a run. Charlie Maxwell (Northwestern) drove two home on a double.
All nine batters recorded a hit. Eight of the nine recorded two or more hits. Grimm reached base every time he was at the plate.
Elko’s grand slam was the second for the Dock Spiders of the year. The Dock Spiders hit the road tomorrow night at Madison.
The first pitch will be 6:35 PM CST.
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.