Fond du Lac’s Season Ends with Playoff Loss to Madison

FOND DU LAC, WI – The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders were defeated by the Madison Mallards Monday night, 4-1. With the loss, the Dock Spiders’ 2021 season comes to an end as they are now eliminated from the NWL Playoffs.

Key Plays

  • Christian McKelvey connected on a lead-off double in the seventh inning, and would later score on a Madison defensive error

Key Players

  • Jake Suddreth tossed 6.2 dominant innings in relief Monday, totaling 11 strikeouts to bring his 2021 NWL total to 25 across four appearances
  • McKelvey would finish 1-3 with a double and run scored in the final game of the season
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
MAD – 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
FDL – 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0


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The Dock Spiders have concluded their 2021 NWL season with an overall record of (43-26), which sets a new franchise record for single season wins.

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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 Dock Spiders as your favorite team.