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Published On: June 30th, 2021

WAUSAU, WI – You could feel the competitiveness in the air around Athletic Park Wednesday as the Dock Spiders took on the Woodchucks with first-half championship implications on-the-line. With an opportunity to both tie for first place in the division standings, and also secure the head-to-head tiebreaker against Wisconsin, Fond du Lac would use a five-run ninth inning to earn their 20th win on the season. Behind a late comeback, the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders defeated the Wisconsin Woodchucks, 6-2, in the first game of their two-game series.

Key Plays

  • To tie the game in the seventh inning, Tavian Josenberger lifted an RBI single to shallow right field, bringing Ryan Ignoffo home from second base
  • Trailing by one run in the ninth inning, the Dock Spiders woud piece together a five-run frame behind RBI singles from Connor Manthey, Caleb Durbin, Victor Scott, Jackson Loftin, and Matt McCormick to push Fondy way ahead of the Woodchucks in the final inning

Key Players

  • Aaron Funk would not allow an earned run through his six innings of work, allowing just three hits while striking out six Woodchuck batters
  • To close the game, Sam Ireland entered the eighth inning and pitched the final two frames and did not allow a hit while totaling one strikeout to earn his first win on the season

Up Next:

The Dock Spiders (20-11) will return to Athletic Park on Thursday, July 1, 2021 to conclude their two-game series against Wisconsin (20-11) with first pitch set for 6:35 p.m.

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FDL – 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5
WIS – 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 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 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.