FOND DU LAC, WI – The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders scored 15-plus runs to snap their three-game losing streak in a 16-5 win over the Battle Creek Battle Jacks at MCCU Field on Saturday night.
The win saw the Dock Spiders improve to 24-22 on the year, and 5-7 in the second half. The loss saw the Battle Jacks fall to 22-24 on the year and 4-6 in the second half.
The Dock Spiders scored in six of their nine offensive innings, including nine runs over the last three innings. Branden Comia (Illinois) tied his career-high with five RBI while Parker Noland (Vanderbilt) tallied four. Nick Mitchell (Western Illinois) tied his career-high with his second four-hit game of the season and drove in four.
In the first inning, the Dock Spiders got on the board with a two-run double from Branden Comia. Then, Parker Noland and Comia both went yard in the third to give the Dock Spiders a 6-0 lead to knock Battle Jacks starter Brett Sanchez (Bellhaven) out of the game. Sanchez entered the game with a 0.36 ERA, but allowed six runs over three innings to take the loss and fall to 1-4 on the year.
The Dock Spiders would tally another run in the fourth off a double from Noland and would tally three more in the seventh off an RBI hit-by-pitch and a two-run single from Mitchell.
On the pitching side, the Dock Spiders pitching staff threw 6.1 no-hit innings, headlined by a two-inning, four-strikeout performance from Noah Magee (Ole Miss) to get his first win of the year.
Battle Creek would break through with three runs in the seventh off three walks, two errors and a single. The Dock Spiders would then send 11 batters to the plate in a five-run eighth inning, including a two-run double from Comia and a two-run single from Mitchell. The Dock Spiders would score their final run of the ninth off a wild pitch in the ninth.
The Dock Spiders and Battle Jacks finish up their two-game series tomorrow afternoon at 1:35 ET at MCCU Stadium.
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.