GREEN BAY, WI – After a heavy back-and-forth battle all game, umpires called Thursday night’s matchup between the Dock Spiders and Booyah in the seventh inning due to thunderstorms to give Green Bay the 10-8 win.
The game saw five different lead changes and 18 runs on 17 hits combined before the game was called.
The Dock Spiders (4-4) started the scoring in the first after Andrew Bullock (Charleston Southern University) launched a solo home run, his second of the season to put Fond du Lac up 1-0.
Another run scored for Fondy in the second inning after Drew Stahl (University of Minnesota) led off the inning with a double and tagged and advanced to third after a Victor Scott II (West Virginia University) fly ball to center. Stahl came in to score on a Knox Loposer (University of Mississippi) groundout to make it 2-0 Dock Spiders.
The Booyah (4-5) scored two runs in the bottom half of the second to even the score at two.
Bullock put the Dock Spiders in front again after a sacrifice fly scored John Rhodes (University of Kentucky) and made it 3-2.
Green Bay got the lead right back after posting three runs on three hits in the third to go up 5-3.
The offense kept trucking along for Fond du Lac, as they batted around the order and scored five runs in the fourth to retake the lead and make it an 8-5 game. Stahl came in to score on a bases loaded walk to Ryan Ritter (University of Kentucky), followed by a single to center from Rhodes that scored Scott II and Brayden Frazier (University of Iowa).
Bullock grounded to short but reached on a throwing error that allowed Ritter and Rhodes to score to plate the eighth run of the night for the Dock Spiders.
The offensive battle continued to the bottom half, where the Booyah again came back to tie the game at eight after scoring three runs.
Neither team scored in the fifth inning, the first inning of the game where a run was not scored. The Booyah retook the lead for good in the sixth after a two-run home run from Stephen Hrustich (Northwestern University) put Green Bay in front 10-8.
The very next inning, thunderstorms rolled through that brought on a rain delay. After roughly 30 minutes, the umpiring crew called the game off that gave Green Bay the 10-8 win.
The Dock Spiders will have three consecutive games at home, starting on Friday the 10th when they will take on the Booyah at 6:35 pm.
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