FOND DU LAC, WI – The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (26-24, 7-9) are set to finish their five-game home-stand with the Green Bay Rockers 19-31 (9-6) at Herr-Baker Field on Monday night. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35, and the Dock Spiders will honor area police officers, firefighters, and first responders with a $1 ticket offer. Paw Patrol characters will also be in attendance for meet and greet opportunities. Coverage of the game begins at 6:30 p.m. on the Northwoods League Baseball Network.
WELCOME TO THE GAUNTLET: Starting with today’s game against Green Bay, the Dock Spiders will play four games over the next three days. After they head to Green Bay tomorrow night, the Dock Spiders will return home on Wednesday for a day-night doubleheader with the Madison Mallards. Currently, the Dock Spiders are in a stretch that sees them play 24 games in 24 days to finish the regular season. The Rockers enter today on a four-game winning streak, while the Dock Spiders will finish their five-game home stand.
ROCKING ON GREEN BAY: Entering tonight’s game, three different Dock Spiders hitters have recorded an average above .300 against the Green Bay Rockers this year. OF Nick Mitchell leads all Dock Spiders with a .360 (9-25) average against Green Bay with his lone home run. C Cole Messina is hitting .300 (6-20) against the Rockers, with five walks and five RBI. Today’s game is the first between the two teams since June 28 at Herr-Baker Field, 27 days ago.
SHOWCASING IT: Earlier today, five Dock Spiders were selected to the 2022 Major League Dreams Showcase, held on August 2, 2022, at Copeland Park in La Crosse, Wisconsin. C Alberto Rios, C/INF Parker Noland, OF Andrew Sojka, OF Kemp Alderman and RHP Reed Gallant were selected by Major League Baseball scouts as the top prospects across all Northwoods League players.
HOMER HAPPY SPIDERS: With home runs on Sunday from INF Branden Comia and OF Andrew Sojka, the two became the third and fourth Dock Spiders to hit multiple homers at home this year. It marked the first time in franchise history (since 2017) that more than two Dock Spiders had hit multiple homers at Herr-Baker Field in a year. The Dock Spiders are also two home runs away from tying their franchise record for home runs hit at home in a year, set back in 2017 with 13.
TICHY, TACKY, HITS: During Sunday’s doubleheader, OF Nolan Tichy, made his first two appearances in a Dock Spiders uniform. Tichy burst onto the scene and went 5-6 with three doubles and three RBI during the doubleheader. His five hits during the two-game set were the most out of anyone on the Dock Spiders roster. This past spring at UMass, Tichy was one of three Minutemen to hit above .290 at .292 in 45 appearances.
NEW KIDS ON THE MOUND: In game one of Sunday’s doubleheader against the Wausau Woodchucks, RHP Jarrett Kenyon and RHP Gabe Stotler made their first appearances of the summer with the Dock Spiders. Kenyon and Stotler combined for four shutout innings on the mound and allowed just two hits.
TODAY’S STARTING PITCHING MATCH-UP
RHP KENNY CAMPBELL (FDL) will make his first home start tonight since July 1 against the Kokomo Jackrabbits. Over his last five appearances, Campbell has allowed one run in nine innings with 11 strikeouts and three walks.
RHP CADEN CAMPOMACCIO (GB) is set to make his third start and fourth appearance of the year. After a scoreless first appearance against Madison, he has allowed 15 runs over his last five innings. Capomaccio is set to attend Minnesota this fall after graduating from high school this spring.