Fond du Lac, Wis. – The Rockford Rivets (20-29) fell victim to a stellar complete game pitching performance and were not able to topple the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders in a 3-2 loss on Wednesday night at Herr-Baker Field.
The only time the Rivets were able to break through against Dock Spiders’ starting pitcher Jon Young was an RBI single by Parker Bates in the top of the fifth scoring Brennan Reback, and a solo home run by Logan Michaels in the top of the ninth, his first of the year.
Alex Bacevicius picked up the loss for the Rivets, despite a positive day on the mound. Bacevicius struck out two, while allowing only two earned runs in six full innings pitched. Hunter Keim came on in relief and threw two innings scoreless.
“[Alex] Bacevicius did a great job tonight,” Rivets’ Manager Brian Smith said, “Can’t ask him to do anything more, he challenged these guys, made them put the ball in play, and made the right pitches when he had to.”
After another tough road trip, the guys will get a chance to return to friendly confines as they start a four-day/five-game home stand. The first two come tomorrow in a double-header against the Lakeshore Chinooks. The first game is schedule for 5:05 PM with the second game to follow the conclusion of the first. They will be seven inning games.
The Rockford Rivets are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Now in its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 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, more than 190 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.rockfordrivets.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Rivets as your favorite team.