Photo Courtesy: Aidan Blake
FOND DU LAC, WI – The Dock Spiders dropped their Eighth straight game to the Rockers on Thursday night at Capital Credit Union Park. Both teams traded off scoreless innings early on until the top of the fourth inning when Parker Knoll (Lawrence) launched his second home run of the season which gave the Dock Spiders a 1-0 lead. The Rockers tied the game in the bottom of the inning as Andrew Harris (Wisconsin-Parkside) laced an RBI single which scored Jayson Jones (Arkansas). The Dock Spiders tallied two more runs in the top of the fifth, capped off by an RBI single from Bradley Comer (UW-Stevens Point) for his first hit as a Dock Spider. However, the Rockers put up two more runs in the bottom of the inning as a walk with the bases loaded issued to Jayson Jones that scored Kendall Ewell (Kentucky) and Mateo Matthews (Wagner) being plunked, scored JoJo Jackson (Georgia State) which gave the Rockers a 4-3 lead. In the bottom of the seventh, Andrew Harris (Wisconsin-Parkside) cranked a two-run homerun which broke the tie and gave the Rockers a 6-3 lead. The Dock Spiders notched one run in the top of the eighth as an error by Rockers Max Mims (Southwestern) scored Jake Surane (Wisconsin-Oshkosh) but that was all the Dock Spiders offense produced down the stretch, as the Rockers took the 6-4 victory.
Rockers reliever Michael Riley (Gateway CC) earned the win, his fifth of the season. Dock Spiders reliever Eric Sipling (Rochester Institute of Technology) was tagged with his first loss of the season. The Dock Spiders fell to 28-42 on the season, 15-20 in the second half. The Dock Spiders will be back at Herr-Baker Field on Friday night as they take on the Lakeshore Chinooks. It’s the final home game of the season and Fan Appreciation Night at Herr-Baker Field! The first 500 fans through the gates will receive a rally towel presented by NEW Manufacturing Alliance as we say “Thank You” to fans with some surprises. Plus, all fans will enjoy post-game fireworks presented by Lamers Bus Lines. 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.