Published On: June 21st, 2021

FOND DU LAC, WI – With two runners in scoring position in a one-run game in the top of the ninth inning, Nate Thomas was able to seal the deal for the Dock Spiders to secure their fourth win in a row. On Monday night, the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders defeated the Madison Mallards, 5-4. Fond du Lac took a 5-0 lead into the sixth inning when the momentum began to shift Madison’s direction. The Mallards would score four runs across the sixth, seventh, and eighth innings to draw within one run of the Dock Spiders’ lead. However, Thomas was able to strand the tying, and go-ahead runs in the ninth to earn his third save of the season.

Key Plays

  • The Dock Spiders were able to score two runs in four innings before recording their first hit on the night as Tavian Josenberger and Jackson Loftin each connected on a sacrifice-fly RBI in the first and third innings, respectively
  • Later in the fifth inning, Caleb Durbin singled to score Jay Harry from third base, Durbin’s fourth-consecutive game with an RBI

Key Players

  • Jared Bellissimo earned his first win of the season, pitching five innings and allowing just one earned run while totaling two strikeouts
  • Despite going 0-2, Josenberger finished with two-RBI in the win

Up Next:

The Dock Spiders (13-8) will conclude their four-game series with the Mallards on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 with first pitch set for 6:35 p.m. at Warner Park in Madison, WI. 

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MAD – 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0
FDL – 5 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 X

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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 250 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 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 Gold Glove finalist and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TOR). 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 Booyah as your favorite team.

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