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Dock Spiders Begin 2021 Playoffs Sunday

The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders will begin the 2021 Northwoods League Playoffs Sunday with a road trip to Madison to meet the Mallards. This opening best-of-three game series will see the second and third (if necessary) games played in Fond du Lac on Monday and Tuesday, respectively.

Series Setup

  • Who – Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (43-28) vs. Madison Mallards (39-32)
  • Playoff Series Tracker: 0-0, Series Opener;
  • When – Sunday, August 15, 2021 at 3:05 p.m.
  • Where – Madison, WI (Warner Park)
  • Watch – Northwoods League Baseball Network\
  • Social Media – @DockSpiders
  • Listen – Dock Spiders Radio Network
  • Radio Announcer – Cade Crenshaw

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Probable Starting Pitchers

  • RHP Connor McKenna (FDL) vs. RHP Eliot Turnquist (MAD)

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Fond du Lac Overview

  • McKenna, the Dock Spiders Opening Day starter, will get the starting nod for Sunday’s playoff opener after pitching 53.0 innings in the regular season with 37 strikeouts and a 3.74 ERA
  • Fond du Lac will count on Connor Manthey to lead the Dock Spiders’ offensive charge in the playoffs with the Bradley product batting .250 this summer

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Madison Overview

  • Turnquist, who enters Sunday’s matchup with a 6.02 ERA through 43.1 innings pitched in 2021, has faced the Dock Spiders once this season and gave up eight earned runs through 1.1 innings on July 7
  • Drake Baldwin will be the staple of the Mallards offense during their time in the NWL playoffs, batting a team-best .316 through 56 games in the regular season