FOND DU LAC, WI– The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (5-6) and the Green Bay Booyah (8-3) had a pitchers duel all night. Not much offense at all for either team.
It was “Star Wars Night” and Houston Glad (Texas Wesleyan) got the ball and was very good again. Only allowing two runs that came off a controversial play down the first base line.
The Booyah would not give up the lead after that, as the Dock Spiders would cut into the deficit in the fifth. An RBI single from Sam Novitske (Oregon) to make it 2-1.
A run in the seventh off Connor Dryer (Central Missouri) made it 3-1 and the hill was even tougher to climb. The offense struggled to get any momentum all night.
The Booyah bullpen contained any threats the Dock Spiders threw at them. A bases loaded situation in the eighth inning only resulted in a run crossing for the Dock Spiders. An Otto Grimm (Minnesota) RBI ground out would make it back to a one run game.
They couldn’t produce any more runs in the inning. It was a tough day offensively, as they have to face the red hot Booyah tomorrow afternoon.
It’s the final game until the All-Star Break. It’s also Nick Fortes bobblehead day.
Come out and be one of the first 500 fans of the game and get a bobblehead. First pitch slated for 1:05 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 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.