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Published On: July 6th, 2022

FOND DU LAC, WI – The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders started their second half with a 10-6 road win against the Kokomo Jackrabbits on Wednesday night.

The win was the fifth in a row for the Dock Spiders, and was their 20th win of the season. The loss dropped the Jackrabbits to 0-1 in the second half, and saw them drop to 10-26 overall. The 10 runs marked the seventh straight game the Dock Spiders have scored at least seven and the fourth straight they’ve scored in double-digits.

The Dock Spiders used multi-hit nights from Nick Mitchell (Western Illinois), Cole Messina (South Carolina), Daylen Reyes (UCLA) and Andrew Sojka (Cal State Northridge). Mitchell recorded his third-straight three-hit game and notched his team-leading 13th multi-hit game of the year. Sojka also tallied two stolen bases in his first game as a Dock Spider.

Josh Culliver (1-0, Minnesota) recorded his first win in a Dock Spiders uniform while Reece Marley (0-3, Case Western Reserve) took the loss.

The Dock Spiders scored in each of the first four innings and jumped out to an early 6-1 lead. Messina singled home two in the first, Mitchell drove home a run in the second, Reyes drove in two with a double in the third and a wild pitch brought home Mitchell in the fourth.

In the seventh, the Jackrabbits climbed back into the game with a three-run inning to cut the Dock Spiders lead to 6-4. In the eighth, the Dock Spiders would send eight to the plate and scored four, including an RBI hit-by-pitch, a sacrifice fly and an RBI double to extend the lead to 10-4.

The Jackrabbits would take advantage of two errors to bring two across in the eighth inning to cut it to 10-6. Garrett Houston (Georgia-Gwinnett) worked around a two-out single to finish the game with a swinging strikeout.

The Dock Spiders are set to finish the season series with the Jackrabbits tomorrow at Kokomo Municipal Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. ET. Kenny Campbell (UConn) is slated to start for Fond du Lac, while Kokomo has yet to name a starter.

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.