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Sojka, Alderman Both Homer at Major League Dreams Showcase

FOND DU LAC, WI – Fond du Lack Dock Spiders Andrew Sojka (CSUN) and Kemp Alderman (Ole Miss) both launched home runs as part of the 2022 Northwoods League Major League Dreams showcase at Copeland Park in La Crosse, Wisconsin on Tuesday evening.

Four players represented the Dock Spiders at the event, including pitchers David Hagaman (West Virginia) and Reed Gallant (Rice) along with Sojka and Alderman.

The event featured two games with the top 100 Northwoods League prospects selected by Major League Baseball scouts. The four Dock Spiders played with Home Team One during game one at the Showcase. All players took part in the Dreams Showcase workout in front of scouts before the game, which was won by Visiting Team One, 18-10.

Sojka was the star of the game, smashing a home run and two doubles as part of a 3-4 day with an RBI. The CSUN product came into the Showcase as one of the hottest hitters in the Northwoods League, slashing .405/.495/.722 with five home runs in 21 games.

After tallying the 10th multi-home-run game in Dock Spiders history on Sunday against the Wausau Woodchucks, Alderman tallied a 2-3 day, including a three-run home run in the eighth inning.

David Hagaman entered the game in the first inning and struck out two over 1.1 innings after starter Tyler Cornett (West Texas A&M) exited after two outs. Gallant also struck out two in an inning of work.

The Dock Spiders return to action tomorrow night against the Battle Creek Battle Jacks at 6:35 p.m. at Herr-Baker Field. Tomorrow marks Weaver’s Birthday Party, with appearances from various mascots across Wisconsin.

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.

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