Published On: July 2nd, 2023

FOND DU LAC, WI – The Dock Spiders were in search of some revenge heading into Saturday night’s matchup with the Woodchucks after dropping Friday night’s game 2-1. It was Star Wars night at the ballpark and the Dock Spiders donned their Mandalorian and Grogu themed jerseys as they took the field. The biggest story of the night was the performance of starting pitcher Mason Hill (Aquinas College). Hill hurled eight innings of two run ball and struck out a personal high eight Woodchucks. Hill received run support from his offense as the Dock Spiders offense started the party early on as they scored three runs in the bottom of the first. A two RBI double off the bat of Right fielder Jared Heinzen (Wisconsin-Parkside) scored centerfielder Connor Cooney (Holy Cross) and Left fielder Travis Strickler (Embry Riddle Aeronautical) which gave the Dock Spiders a 2-0 lead. Two batters later, a wild pitch that got away from the Woodchucks Catcher Drew Berkland (Minnesota) scored designated hitter Parker Noland (Vanderbilt) that made the score 3-0 Dock Spiders. The Woodchucks responded in the top of the second with one run, but the Dock Spiders repeated their score from the first inning as they tacked three more runs onto the board.

Shortstop Drew Barragan (Embry Riddle Aeronautical) made his return to the lineup unforgettable as he cracked an RBI double into centerfield which scored Jacob Anderson (Michigan State). Then a massive RBI triple into the right field gap by Connor Cooney scored Barragan and gave the Dock Spiders a 6-1 lead. The Woodchucks scratched a few runs across the board throughout the rest of the game, but the night belonged to the Dock Spiders as they scored four more runs and took the game 10-3. Mason Hill received his third win of the season, while Woodchucks starting pitcher Dominick Reid (Oklahoma State) got tagged with his second loss of the year. Dock Spiders left fielder Travis Strickler went 4-5 from the dish and added two RBIs to his line also. The victory gave the Dock Spiders their twelfth win of the season. They will look for their thirteenth win of the season Sunday afternoon at home when they take on the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters. It will be Autograph Sunday at Herr-Baker Field, fans can stay after the game to collect autographs from their favorite Dock Spiders players, coaches, and Weaver! First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 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. 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 and on ESPN+. For more information, visit 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.

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