FOND DU LAC, WI– The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (7-9) and the Madison Mallards (8-8) split the two game series on a close 4-2 ball game. The Dock Spiders offense couldn’t pull through today.
Houston Glad (Texas Wesleyan) got the nod and only had one blemish of an inning. A three run third inning was the only struggle for Glad as he would settle in after that and go to the fifth.
The Dock Spiders were silenced offensively through three innings. They would strand four runners on through the first three.
Until a fourth inning home run by Luke Robinson (Western Carolina) got the first hit and first run of the game for them. Another battle in the seventh would chop down the deficit to one run.
Otto Grimm (Minnesota) would deliver an RBI single to cut it to 3-2 in the seventh. The bullpen for the Dock Spiders would run into trouble in the eighth.
The Mallards would score a run in the eighth on a hit batter and that would suck the air out of the offense for the Dock Spiders. They would go six up and six down the last two innings.
The Dock Spiders hit the road to face the Wisconsin Woodchucks tomorrow night 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.