Photo Courtesy: Ava Schieffert
FOND DU LAC, WI – The Dock Spiders dropped their fifth straight game to the Woodchucks 11-6 at Athletic Park on Monday night. The Dock Spiders tallied one run in the top of the first as Drew Barragan (Embry Riddle Aeronautical) cranked an RBI single with the bases loaded, which scored Jake Surane (Wisconsin-Oshkosh). The Woodchucks tied the game in the bottom of the first as a ground ball from Trent Van Ess (Wisconsin-Stevens Point) turned into a 6-4-3 double play that netted the Dock Spiders two quick outs but scored Michael Adair (Dayton). In the bottom of the second, the Woodchucks notched five runs, capped off by a solo home run from Ryan Blanchard (Feather River). The Dock Spiders tied the game at 6-6 in the top of fourth after they scored six unanswered runs across the top of the third and fourth innings, topped off by an RBI double from Seth Sweet-Chick (Nevada). In the bottom of the fourth, the Woodchucks retaliated as they scratched four runs, which gave them a 10-6 lead. The Chucks scored an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth which sealed the deal as they took the victory over the Dock Spiders.
Woodchucks reliever Brock Turkington (Ripon) earned the win, his first of the season. Dock Spiders starter Amar Tsengeg (Northwestern) was tagged with his sixth loss of the season. The Dock Spiders fell to 28-39 on the season, 15-17 in the second half. 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.