Photo Courtesy: Ava Schiffert
FOND DU LAC, WI – The Dock Spiders dropped their fourth straight game to the Lakeshore Chinooks at home on Sunday afternoon. The Dock Spiders got through a clean top of the first inning but were retired in 1-2-3 fashion in the bottom of the first. When it rains, it pours.All of the sudden, the weather decided to make its presence felt as rain poured down and lightning in the area forced a delay. After a 25-minute delay, both teams took to the field again. In the top of the third, the Chinooks ambushed Dock Spiders starting pitcher Mason Hill (Aquinas College) which led to five runs being put up. The Dock Spiders answered in the bottom of the inning, scoring one run on an RBI single from designated hitter Connor Cooney (Holy Cross) that scored first baseman Seth Sweet-Chick (Nevada) which made the score 5-1 in favor of the Chinooks.
The Chinooks offense struck again in the top of the fifth as a single from Will Johannes (Madison College) scored centerfielder Avery Owusu-Asiedu (Southern Illinois-Evansville) and then another single from Brady Counsell (Minnesota) scored catcher Will Johannes (Madison College) which made the score 7-1 Chinooks and after another run in the top of the sixth, the Chinooks had a comfortable lead as the game headed into the late innings. The Dock Spiders started to mount a comeback in the bottom of the bottom of the seventh as a leadoff double from catcher Paul Smith (Rice) and a single from Seth Sweet-Chick set the Dock Spiders up in prime position to put some runs on the board and they did just that as Connor Cooney flied out right field that scored Smith which made the score 8-2. In the top of the ninth, the Chinooks scratched one more run across, but the Dock Spiders weren’t ready to give up yet. A two RBI single from Connor Cooney scored Smith and Sweet-Chick which made the score 9-4. Then a groundout, hit by second basemen Luke Novitske (Cal State East Bay) brought Graiden West (Rice) across the plate for the fifth run of the day. The Dock Spiders couldn’t produce any more than that as they fell to the Chinooks 9-5.
The Dock Spiders will be back in action tomorrow night in Green Bay as they take on the Rockers. First pitch is set for 6:35 P.M. They will return home on Tuesday night for another matchup with the Rockers as it’s scout night at Herr-Baker Field. Give your troop an experience they will never forget! Girl Scouts and Boy scouts are invited to participate in a pre-game parade around the warning track and are encouraged to wear their vest, uniform, and bring a troop banner. Scout night packages include a one-of-a-kind Dock Spiders patch, along with Spider Bucks to spend at the ballpark during the game.
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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. Now in its’ 30th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 24 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 325 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 and on ESPN+. For more information, visit dockspiders.com or 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.