Fond du Lac Defeated by Madison in Opening Game of Playoffs
MADISON, WI – The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders fell in the opening game of their best-of-three game playoff series against the Madison Mallards Sunday, 5-0. The Dock Spiders couldn’t overcome the pitching efforts of Madison’s Eliot Turnquist who pitched a complete game with 13 strikeouts.
- Tommy Carpenter connected on his first double of the season to lead-off the seventh inning
- Defensively, the Dock Spiders flipped four double plays Sunday, a single-game season high for the team this season
- Along with Carpenter, Bradley Comer bashed a double of his own as part of his 1-3 afternoon
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To continue the best-of-three game series, the Dock Spiders will host Madison in a must-win second game Monday at Herr-Baker Field in Fond du Lac at 6:35 p.m. Tickets are still available for Monday’s game at www.dockspiders.com
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.