FOND DU LAC, WI – Noah Magee (Ole Miss) struck out the final five outs of the game to earn the save in a 6-4 Fond du Lac Dock Spiders win over the Green Bay Rockers on Monday night at Herr-Baker Field.
The Dock Spiders struck out a season-high 16 batters, led by the five from Magee and four from Nate Leibold (UCLA) and Kenny Campbell (UConn). The win broke a two-game losing streak for the Dock Spiders, who improved to 27-25 with the win and 8-10 in the second half. The Rockers fell to 19-32 on the year and to 9-7 in the half.
The Dock Spiders jumped out to an early lead, scoring first in the second inning when Cole Messina (South Carolina) drove home Branden Comia (Illinois) on a sacrifice fly to center. They would score three more in the third inning when Andrew Sojka (CSUN) drove in a run with a single, Comia drew a bases-loaded walk and Parker Noland (Vanderbilt) brought home a run with a groundout. The Dock Spiders would tally another in the fifth off a sacrifice fly from Comia to make it 5-0.
The Rockers would start the comeback in the sixth after Campbell and Leibold combined to shut out Green Bay through the first five. A groundout, double, and a single would plate three straight runs to make 5-3. The Rockers would cut it to 5-4 in the seventh off an error. The Dock Spiders would get their final run of the night in the seventh off an error to make it 6-4.
In the eighth, Magee would enter with the tying run at the plate with one out and would strike out the next two batters to get out of the inning. In the ninth, he would work around two walks and a single to strand the bases loaded and earn his fourth career save, and his first since 2021 at Hinds Community College.
Nate Leibold (1-1) earned the win after 2.2 relief innings, while Caden Capomaccio (0-3, Minnesota) took the loss.
The Dock Spiders and Rockers will switch venues tomorrow, moving to Capital Credit Union Park. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.
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.