Published On: August 5th, 2023

Photo Courtesy: Aidan Blake

FOND DU LAC, WI – The Dock Spiders late inning comeback fell short of the mark as the Mallards took an 8-4 victory on Saturday night. The Mallards struck early on as they scored two runs in the top of the first and the top of the third innings which gave them an early 4-0 lead. Dock Spiders starter JT Hockers (Concordia-Wisconsin) struggled in his second start of the season as he surrendered seven runs on seven hits and tallied one strikeout. The Dock Spiders offense sputtered until the bottom of the sixth, as Jake Surane (Wisconsin-Oshkosh) lined an RBI single to second base, which scored Brady Zackrison (Marian) and made the score 8-1 Mallards. The Dock Spiders tallied three more runs in the bottom of the seventh, capped off by an RBI single from Brady Zackrison that scored Drew Barragan (Embry Riddle Aeronautical). At the start of the ninth inning, the Dock Spiders called upon Amar Tsengeg (Northwestern) to shut down the Mallards. Tsengeg loaded the bases but was able to work out of the jam and kept the score at 8-4. The Dock Spiders bats were silent in the bottom of the ninth as the Mallards took the win.

Mallards starter Tyler Avery (Southern Nevada) earned the win, his first of the season. Dock Spiders starter JT Hockers was tagged with his second loss of the season. The Dock Spiders fell to 28-37 on the season, 15-15 in the second half. The Dock Spiders will be back in action tomorrow afternoon as they travel to Warner Park for another matchup with the Mallards. First pitch is scheduled for 12:35 PM. The Dock Spiders will be back at Herr-Baker Field on Tuesday night as they take on the Wausau Woodchucks. It’s bang for your buck night with 107.1 The Bull. Enjoy hot dogs, 16 oz. Pepsi products, and 16 oz. domestic beers (for those of legal drinking age) for 2$. Tickets are currently available at 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 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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