Mallards Walk it Off Against Dock Spiders
MADISON, WI— The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (5-4) get walked off on by the Madison Mallards (5-4). This is the second time on the year it has happened against the Mallards, and the second time this week.
Ryan Bader (Northwestern) would take the mound and only allow two runs against the Mallards. He would keep the offense in the game and continue to give them opportunities.
The Dock Spiders would struggle to get anything going till a Tim Elko (Mississippi) solo home run cut into the deficit.
The Dock Spiders would trail 2-1 into the seventh inning. With two outs a walk and a single would set up a three-run home run by Tate Kolwyck (Vanderbilt).
They would take that 4-2 lead into the eighth before running into trouble. After the Mallards would get the tying run to second base with two outs, Jack Snyder (Western Carolina) would get the strike out to end the inning.
The Dock Spiders would hold the lead into the ninth. After allowing the tying run to get on base, Max Cioffi (Mississippi) would come in.
He had a tough task at hand. After getting the second out of the inning, the Mallards had their best hitter at the plate and he would deliver a walk off three-run home run.
The Dock Spiders come back home for the weekend to face the Mallards at 6:35 PM CST. It’s “Building Blocks Night” at 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.