Dock Spiders’ Balanced Attack Downs Woodchucks

FOND DU LAC, WI – Following a loss to Madison on Tuesday where the Dock Spiders’ offense totaled just four hits, Fond du Lac responded in a big way with a six run win over the Wisconsin Woodchucks in the first game of a double header Wednesday. Behind a revitalized offense, the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders defeated the Wisconsin Woodchucks, 7-1. 

Key Plays

  • Caleb Durbin tied the game at 1-1 to begin the fourth inning on an RBI single to score Chandler Simpson from third, Durbin’s fifth RBI in seven games this season
  • Tavian Josenberger and Jackson Loftin mirrored each other later in the fourth as both rocketed an RBI triple each off the outfield wall as Fond du Lac took a 4-1 lead after four
  • Later in the seventh, Jay Harry joined the extra-base gang as he bounced his own RBI triple off the right field wall

Key Players

  • Simpson would not only finish 2-4 in the win, but he would also score two runs and add a stolen base to his Northwoods League leading total, now at 25 stolen bags this season
  • Carlson Reed and Ben Gorski paired to pitch a dominant game against the Woodchucks and they combined for 14 strikeouts, with Gorski pitching 5.0 innings of scoreless baseball while allowing just two hits and striking out eight Woodchucks

Up Next:

The Dock Spiders (14-9) will return to Fond du Lac later today, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 for the second game of their double-header against Wisconsin Woodchucks with first pitch in the second game set for 6:35 o.m. at Herr-Baker Field. 

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WIS – 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
FDL – 7 0 0 0 4 0 0 3 0 X

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