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Dock Spiders Flirt With No-Hitter in Win Over Green Bay

FOND DU LAC, WI – The Dock Spiders (31-15) recorded their second straight win in Tuesday night’s matchup against the Booyah (17-27), a 3-1 victory in the last regular-season game against Green Bay. Fond du Lac was three outs away from recording a combined no-hitter before a line drive to center ended the bid.

 

It took a while for Fondy to get on the board, but they broke through after Sam Novitske (University of Oregon) put a ground ball to third base and reached on an error, allowing Bryan Javier (Campbellsville University) to come home and make it a 1-0 game.

 

In the sixth, Marcos Sanchez (Texas Wesleyan University) shot a ground ball to short that got away and let Aaron Anderson (Liberty University) cross home to give Fondy a 2-0 lead.

 

Javier added one more run for the Dock Spiders in the eighth inning on a line drive to right field that scored Kollyn All (Butler University) from second base to put Fondy up 3-0 at the time.

 

The pitching staff took a combined no-hitter into the ninth inning, with five different pitchers all contributing to the bid. All six that worked on the hill managed to record at least one strikeout. Jake Brooks (UCLA) threw two innings and struck out three batters in his short start. Matt O’Sullivan (UW-Whitewater) went an inning and two-thirds and tossed two strikeouts, and Teddy Eyink (Purdue University Fort Wayne) posted an inning and a third with one strikeout and recorded the win, his first of the year.

 

Ryan Robison (Purdue University Fort Wayne) also went two innings and recorded two strikeouts, as did Ryan Duffy (University of Minnesota) in his lone inning of work. Theo Denlinger (Bradley University) came in for the ninth to seal the win, and he did just that, striking out a batter and receiving his fourth save of the year in a 3-1 Dock Spiders win.

 

The Dock Spiders’ pitchers held the Booyah to just one run in the two-game series, and three combined hits while recording 19 strikeouts and walking only five batters.

 

Fond du Lac will play their final home game in the regular season against the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters on Wednesday night, the first game of a home-and-home series to round out the season. First pitch for Wednesday’s game will be 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.