FOND DU LAC, WI– The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders push their win streak to seven games in a row as they blow out the Battle Creek Bombers 15-5. It was the final night game in Fond du Lac and the Dock Spiders didn’t disappoint.
A four run first inning all started with an RBI single by Tim Elko (Mississippi). Kellen Sarver (Illinois) would drive in a run himself and then score on a passed ball to make it 3-0. Andy Lopez (Lenoir-Rhyne) would drive in a run on a ground out.
Three more runs by the Dock Spiders would come across in the second. An RBI single by Charlie Maxwell (Northwestern) would score another run. A sacrifice fly by Zack Prajzner (Notre Dame) would drive in yet another run.
To cap off the second inning Tate Kolwyck (Vanderbilt) drove in the seventh run of the game. Prajzner would deliver an RBI single in the third to make it 8-0.
A scary fifth inning by the Bombers after they put five runs on the board to chop the deficit to three. The Dock Spiders were quick to answer in the fifth after putting up five runs of their own.
The pitcher Jared Jones (Saint Xavier) had to bat after the designated hitter was removed and he would put together a bases loaded walk to score the first run of the inning. Kolwyck would come up next to clear the bases on a double, and then come around to score during a run down to make it 13-5.
An extra two runs came in the sixth with the RBI single by Maxwell and an error by the Bombers made it 15-5. The Bombers had no answer and leave Fond du Lac on a sweep.
It’s seven in a row now as the Dock Spiders hit the road to Madison tomorrow night. First pitch at 6:05.
If the Mallards defeat the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters tonight, then the Dock Spiders move to a half game back for the final playoff spot, with two games to play.
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.