Photo Courtesy: Ava Schieffert
FOND DU LAC, WI – The Dock Spiders had their three-game winning streak snapped on Saturday night as they lost to the Rafters 6-1. Dock Spiders starting pitcher Amar Tsengeg (Texas-Dallas) pitched well through the first three innings as he held the Rafters scoreless. In the top of the fourth inning, Rafters left fielder Brendan Bobo (Cal State Fullerton) cranked a solo home run over the centerfield wall which broke the scoreless tie. The Rafters tallied two more runs in the top of the fourth which gave them a 3-0 lead. The offense from both teams went silent again until the top of the seventh inning when the Rafters scored three more runs, capped off by an RBI single from Jorge De Goti (Indiana) which gave the Rafters a 6-0 lead. The Dock Spiders scored one run in the bottom of the ninth as third basemen Jake Surane (Wisconsin-Oshkosh) hit an RBI double that scored Travis Strickler (Embry Riddle Aeronautical).
Rafters reliever Brycen Parrish received the win, his first of the season, while Dock Spiders starter Amar Tsengeg was tagged with his fifth loss of the season. The Dock Spiders fell to 23-32 on the season, 10-10 in the second half.The Dock Spiders will be back at home on Friday night as they take on the Lakeshore Chinooks. It’s Lake Winnebago Shantymen Night, Bobbleboy giveaway night, and postgame fireworks at Herr-Baker Field! Celebrate Wisconsin winter culture for one game with specialty uniforms and a Shantymen BobbleBoy for the first 500 fans courtesy of Fleet Farm. Plus, all fans will enjoy post-game fireworks presented by Marine Credit Union. Tickets are currently available at dockspiders.com or by calling the ticket office at (920) 907-9833. 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. 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.