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Published On: June 28th, 2022

FOND DU LAC, WI – The Green Bay Rockers used a three-run eighth inning to come back and defeat the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders 3-2 on Tuesday night at Herr-Baker Field.

The loss for the Dock Spiders ended their four-game winning streak, putting them at 15-13 on the year, while the Rockers improved to 10-20.

Jacob Conover (2-1, Walters State) took the win in relief for the Rockers, while Andrew Pogue (0-3, Illinois) took the loss for the Dock Spiders. Cash Rugely (Kansas State) tallied his second multi-hit game of the season, tallying two singles. Cole Messina also continued his torrid stretch at the plate, tallying his sixth extra-base hit over the last three games with a double in the fourth.

Both teams went scoreless for the first four innings before the Dock Spiders took a 1-0 lead off a sacrifice fly from Kyte McDonald (Wichita State) to bring home the run. The Dock Spiders would bring home their second run of the game in the seventh when Connor Manthey (Bradley) doubled home Rugely.

In the eighth inning, the Rockers would strike back with an RBI single, a sacrifice fly and an RBI double to take a 3-2 lead. Conover would go the rest of the way, striking out four over the final two innings.

The Dock Spiders continue their five-game home stand tomorrow with the start of a two-game set with the Kamalazoo Growlers. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. Tomorrow night is also Girls Night Out at the ballpark, with special ticket packages available at the box office.

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.