Published On: June 15th, 2021

The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders will face the Traverse City Pit Spitters for the second time this season on Tuesday night with first place in the Great Lakes West division standings possibly on-the-line.

Series Setup

  • Who – Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (9-6) vs. Traverse City Pit Spitters (9-5)
  • Positions in NWL Standings – #2 (Great Lakes West; 0.5 GB) Fond du Lac; #1 (Great Lakes East) Traverse City
  • When – Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 6:35 p.m. eastern, 5:35 p.m. central
  • Where – Traverse City, Michigan (Turtle Creek Stadium)
  • Watch – Northwoods League Baseball Network
  • Social Media – @DockSpiders
  • Listen – Dock Spiders Radio Network
  • Radio Announcer – Cade Crenshaw


Starting Pitchers

  • LHP Austin Richardson (FDL) vs. RHP Cade Heil (TVR)


Fond du Lac Overview

  • Tuesday’s probable starting pitcher, Austin Richardson (1-0), enters his third game of the season with 10.0 innings pitched and nine strikeouts
  • In Monday night’s win over Traverse City, Ben Gallaher recorded his eighth RBI on the season, the third highest total on the Dock Spiders roster
  • Trailing the Wisconsin Woodchucks by just one half game in the Great Lakes West division standings, a Fondy win Tuesday night could position themselves to step into first place pending the outcome of the Woodchucks’ game vs. Lakeshore


Traverse City Overview

  • Cade Heil will look to make his first start of the season from the mound on Tuesday after pitching 2.0 innings of relief action against Kalamazoo earlier this season
  • Despite stealing 40 stolen bases this season, Traverse City did not attempt a single attempt in the series-opening loss to the Dock Spiders


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. 


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