Bats Go Silent in Shutout Loss
FOND DU LAC, WI– The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (5-7) and the Green Bay Booyah (9-3) go down to the wire yet again. The Booyah would best the Dock Spiders 2-0 in a total pitchers duel.
Aaron Funk (Arkansas Little-Rock) got the ball and ran into trouble right out the gates as he threw over 30 pitches in the first inning. But the Booyah couldn’t produce a run.
After that Funk settled in and pitched shutout baseball before handing it off to the bullpen. River Carbone (Arizona Christian) came in and gave up the first run of the game on a sacrifice fly in the eighth.
The Dock Spiders offense was silent once again. They would only manufacture one hit against the Booyah starter. Three hits in the entire game.
Sam Novitske (Oregon) would get two of the only three hits for the Dock Spiders. That was the only high point of the game for them.
They would load the bases up in the ninth for one last shot to score two runs to tie it up. Zack Prajzner (Notre Dame) would line out to second base and they would double off a runner to end it.
The Dock Spiders have now lost four straight. They luckily head into the all-star break to get refreshed and try and turn it around.
Next game is Thursday, July 18 in Green Bay for a 7:05 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.