Photo Courtesy: Aidan Blake
FOND DU LAC, WI – The Dock Spiders found themselves down 4-0 to the Mallards after four innings. The Dock Spiders started their rally in the top of the fifth as they tallied one run on a sacrifice flyout to centerfield by Seth Sweet-Chick (Nevada) which scored Connor Cooney (Holy Cross). The Dock Spiders offense posted two more runs in the top of the sixth, capped off by an RBI single from Jake Surane (Wisconsin-Oshkosh). Jared Heinzen (Wisconsin-Parkside) completed the comeback in the top of the seventh as he launched his third home run of the season which tied the game at 4-4. The Dock Spiders turned to reliever Jack Zupfer (St. Thomas) in the bottom of the eighth inning and the Mallards greeted him unpleasantly as Canyon Brown (North Carolina A&T) cranked a three-run home run which broke the tie. Zupfer retired the next two batters he faced, but the Mallards ripped back-to-back home runs by Chad McCann (Campbellsville) and Noah Sudyka (UC San Diego) which made the score 10-4. The Dock Spiders offense couldn’t recover as the Mallards grabbed the victory.
Mallards reliever Andrew Ravelo (Los Angeles Harbor) earned the win, his first of the season. Dock Spiders reliever Jack Zupfer was tagged with his third loss of the season. The Dock Spiders fell to 28-38 on the season, 15-16 in the second half. The Dock Spiders will be back in action tomorrow at Athletic Park as they take on the Wausau Woodchucks. First pitch is slated for 6:05 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 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.