Late Rally Falls Short
WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI— The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (11-12) and the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (15-8) went four hours to decide the fate of the game. The Dock Spiders were never really in the game until the eighth inning.
Houston Glad (Texas Wesleyan) struggled against the Rafters offense. As they would tag six runs off him in just two innings pitched.
The Rafters would add seven more runs to take a 13-1 lead all the way to the eighth. The Dock Spiders didn’t have a hit or run after the first inning.
They went into the eighth trying to spark some magic from the night befores comeback. They would score three runs and then load the bases.
Zeb Adreon (Iowa) would smash a grand slam to cut the deficit to 13-8. A couple more runs came in and the game was within three.
The Dock Spiders put nine runs on the board to trail 13-10. But a two run home run in the bottom of the eighth took away all their built up momentum.
The Dock Spiders lost the game 15-10. They face the Rafters for the final time tomorrow at 1:05 PM.
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.