FOND DU LAC, WI – The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders have added Daniel Buratto and Tyler Caserta to manager Zac Charbonneau’s coaching staff.
Buratto will serve as pitching coach during his first season with the Dock Spiders, while Caserta will join the staff as hitting coach. Both Buratto and Caserta currently serve in the same roles with Santa Barbara City College in the California Community College Athletic Association.
Prior to Buratto’s coaching career, he played for Bowling Green State University and Santa Barbara City College, graduating from Bowling Green in 2019. He appeared in 40 games over two years with the Falcons after three years at Santa Barbara. Buratto is a California native, growing up in Goleta, home to UC Santa Barbara.
Caserta brings over ten years of coaching experience to the Dock Spiders, including time with the Santa Barbara Foresters of the California Collegiate League. A three-year player at Central Connecticut State, he played professionally with the Bridgeport Bluefish of the Atlantic League in 2014 and 2017 and the New Hampshire Wild of the Empire League in 2016.
The Dock Spiders begin their sixth season on Memorial Day (May 30) against the Wausau Woodchucks at 1:05 p.m. at Marian University’s Herr-Baker Field. Ticket packages and group tickets are currently available at the Dock Spiders Ticket Office at 980 E. Division St., by calling (920) 907-9833, and online at 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’ 28th 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 280 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 (NYM), 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 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2021 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove winner and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TEX). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. League games are viewable live at watchnwl.com. For more information, visit dockspiders.com 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.