FOND DU LAC, WI – After a dominant 3-1 victory on Monday night, the Dock Spiders (7-6) couldn’t hold the Rafters’ (10-4) back and lost 13-4 on Tuesday night.
The Rafters plated a run in the top half of the first to take the early lead.
Fond du Lac would tie it in the bottom half following a groundout from Tim Elko (University of Mississippi) that scored Sam Novitske (University of Oregon) from third.
The Dock Spiders gave the lead back to the Rafters the very next inning after they scored three runs to go up to a 4-1 lead.
Another run would come in to score for Wisconsin Rapids in the fourth, then two more in the sixth that padded their lead and made it 7-1.
The Dock Spiders threatened in the bottom of the seventh, scoring two runs and loading the bases twice to try and make a comeback. Andrew Bullock (Charleston Southern University) would score on a passed ball, and Ryan Ritter (University of Kentucky) would bring in one more after an error at third that brought the Dock Spiders to within four. The Rafters would get out of the jam and strand the bases loaded for the Dock Spiders and end the rally.
One more run would cross for Fondy after Tate Kolwyck (Vanderbilt University) hit a sacrifice fly to right to bring in the fourth run for the Dock Spiders.
The Rafters poured it on and scored six runs in the last two innings to secure their 13-4 victory.
The Dock Spiders will go on a three-game road trip that starts in Rockford against the Rivets, a two-game series with game one on Wednesday night at 6:35 pm.
The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 26th season, the Northwoods 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 230 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB All-Star Jordan Zimmermann (DET). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. 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.