Published On: June 27th, 2021

FOND DU LAC, WI, – Despite rallying to tie the game in the ninth, tenth, and eleventh innings, the Dock Spiders could not complete their late comeback against the Rafters. In 12 innings, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters defeated the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders, 7-6.

Key Plays

  • Jay Harry tied the game, 2-2, in the fourth inning on an two-RBI double to score Calvin Harris and Connor Manthey
  • Later in the eighth, Jackson Loftin rocketed a solo home run, his second shot of the season, deep over the left field wall
  • Chandler Simpson tied the Rafters again in the 11th inning on an RBI single to bring Caleb Durbin home

Key Players

  • Loftin finished 2-5 with one homerun, two-RBI, and one walk
  • Nate Thomas pitched the final 5.0 innings for the Dock Spiders, giving up five hits and no earned runs while striking out five Rafters batters

Up Next:

The Dock Spiders (16-10) will host the Rafters again on Sunday, June 27, 2021 with first pitch set for 1:05 p.m.

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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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