Fondy Cruises to Win at Traverse City

TRAVERSE CITY, MI – The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders played their most complete game of the season en-route to a series-opening win in interdivision play. On Monday, the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders defeated the Traverse City Pit Spitters, 6-2. A third consecutive strong outing from Riley Frey gave the Dock Spiders’ offense the comfort of playing without pressure for a majority of the game. Totaling 11 hits to the Pit Spitters’ 6, Fond du Lac’s offense was aggressive throughout the day with all nine starters reaching base at-least one.

Key Plays

  • Leading 2-0, Ben Gallaher would lift an RBI single to right field to score Connor Manthey from second base and extend the Dock Spiders’ lead to three runs after four innings
  • Frey worked his way out of a bases-loaded one-out jam in the second inning with a strikeout and flyout to not allow any Pit Spitter runs to score
  • With two outs in the seventh, Jackson Loftin lined a standup double down the left field line to score Victor Scott and record Loftin’s sixth RBI on the season

Key Players

  • Frey threw 6.0 dominate scoreless innings from the mound, allowing just two hits while walking two and striking out five Traverse City batters, earning his second win of the season
  • Seth Sweet-Chick had his best offensive day of the season, going 3-5 with one run scored

Up Next:

The Dock Spiders (9-6) will take on Traverse City once again on Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. eastern at Turtle Creek Stadium. Following Lakeshore’s win Monday night over the Wisconsin Woodchucks, the Dock Spiders are now just a half game back of first place in the Great Lakes West division of the Northwoods League.

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FDL – 6 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0
TVR – 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

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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’ 27th 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 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.