McKenna Leads Dock Spiders to Third Straight Win
FOND DU LAC, WI – With the best winning percentage in the second half of the NWL season, the Dock Spiders won their third consecutive game behind a dominant pitching performance from Connor McKenna and a big offensive showing Thursday. With the All-Star break drawing close, the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders defeated the Wisconsin Woodchucks, 6-1.
- In the second inning, Victor Scott connected on a two-run home run over the right field wall to give the Dock Spiders a 4-1 lead
- Later in the sixth, Chandler Simpson extended Fond du Lac’s lead with an RBI single
- Connor McKenna threw a strong six innings Thursday to earn his fourth win of the season, allowing just three hits and one earned run while totaling three walks to seven strikeouts
- Simpson would finish 3-5 in the win with one RBI, two stolen bases, and two runs scored
The Dock Spiders (30-15) return to Herr-Baker Field to host the Wisconsin Woodchucks again with first pitch Friday evening set for 6:35 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 www.dockspiders.com 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.