Dock Spiders Thump Woodchucks (2022)

FOND DU LAC, WI (WSAU) – The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (31-27) scored runs in six of eight innings to defeat the Wausau Woodchucks (29-29) by a score of 11-3 at Herr-Baker Field Saturday night.

For a second straight game, the Woodchucks were unable to take advantage of an early lead.

Chase Hug (Evansville) hit his seventh homer of the season in the top of the first, plating Zach Kluvers (North Dakota State) who had led off with a walk.

The Woodchucks loaded the bases in the top of the second but failed to come up with a clutch base-knock to extend their lead. The Dock Spiders re-grouped and scored the game’s next five runs.

Starter Nate Madej (Florida Southern) struck out six but issued six costly walks over four innings of four-run ball. The Dock Spiders tied the game in the third inning and took the lead during an eventful bottom of the fourth.

With the bases loaded, a sacrifice fly brought Daylen Reyes (UCLA) to the plate. He slid into Woodchucks catcher Camden Janik (Illinois), who was knocked over and confronted Reyes when he stood up. Both benches cleared, and cooler heads prevailed. Reyes went on to record a 4-for-4 performance at the plate, scoring three Dock Spider runs.

The Dock Spiders entered the sixth with a 5-2 lead, but the Woodchucks finally answered. JC Ng (Pomona-Pitzer) provided one of his three hits in his debut game, scoring Garret Hill (North Dakota State) from second base.

But in the bottom of the inning, Fond du Lac scored three runs off Woodchuck reliever Aidan Corn (Pasco-Hernando State College). They added three more in the bottom of the eighth against Tyler Denu (Evansville) to pad their lead to 11-3. Denu tallied four strikeouts over two innings.

With the win, Fond du Lac holds onto second place in the overall Great Lakes West Division Standings. They are two games ahead of both the Woodchucks and Lakeshore Chinooks. If the Rafters (4 game lead in the second half) win both halves, the team that finishes second overall claims a playoff spot.

The Woodchucks head back to Wausau tomorrow to take on these same Dock Spiders. It’s Faith & Family Day at the ballpark presented by Yach’s Body & Custom and Grebe’s. Gates open at 12:05 pm for the 1:05 first pitch.

The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters continue their success as they take down the Green Bay Rockers 3-1. The Rafters scored three runs in the bottom of the third inning with an RBI double by Jacob Igawa (University of Hawaii). Stone Miyao (University of Hawaii) reached base twice with two singles. Logan Schulfer (Ball State) earned the win on the mound throwing three innings with two strikeouts giving up no hits, The Rafters generated six hits with six walks to take the win.

Rockford Rivets 9, Kalamazoo Growlers 8

The Rockford Rivets take the first game of the series against the Kalamazoo Growlers 9-8. The Rivets struck first, scoring four runs in the first inning. Giovany Lorenzo (University of Tampa), Tony Lindwedel (Notre Dame) and Justin Kerestes (Gannon University) all had back to back to back singles. Lorenzo and Lindwedel both led the team with two hits and a walk. Brandon Bannon (University of Illinois at Springfield) contributed to the offense with a double, three RBI and a walk. Ross Thompson (Heidelberg University) started the game on the mound throwing five innings with five strikeouts allowing one run to score.

Battle Creek Battle Jacks 5, Madison Mallards 2

The Battle Creek Battle Jacks started the series off with a victory against the Madison Mallards 5-2. Isaiah Gibbs (William Woods University) drove in the first run of the game with a single to center field in the second inning. Gibbs had two RBI on the night. Robbie Merced (Central Methodist University) had the only multi hit game for his team with two singles, a walk and two stolen bases. Jackson Braden (Middle Georgia State University) started the game throwing 7.1 innings with three strikeouts. Caleb Lanoux (Middle Georgia State University) closed the game throwing the last 1.2 innings with two strikeouts giving up one hit.

Kenosha Kingfish 14, Kokomo Jackrabbits 3

The Kenosha Kingfish defeated the Kokomo Jackrabbits 14-3 for their 10th win of the second half of the season. Taylor Darden (University of the Incarnate Word) and James Mccoy (University of Kentucky) both had four hits on the night with a home run, three RBI and two stolen bases each. Brady Counsell (University of Minnesota) contributed to the offense with three hits including a double, three RBI and a stolen base. Gage Williams (Wichita State University) reached base three times with a double driving in two runs and scored once. John Creviston (Benedictine University) earned the win on the mound throwing the first 5.1 innings with four strikeouts giving up one hit.

Rochester Honkers 4, Eau Claire Express 0

The Rochester Honkers take the first game of the series with a 4-0 victory against the Eau Claire Express 4-0. Sam Hanson (Saint John’s University) earned the win on the mound throwing a scoreless three innings with four strikeouts giving up no hits. Thaniel Trumper (Doane College) closed the game throwing the last inning with three strikeouts. Tyler White (California State University, Long Beach) led the offense going three for four with a double scoring once. Michael Brown (University of Washington) had the only home run in the sixth inning to score the third run of the game.

St.Cloud Rox 15, La Crosse Loggers 10

The St.Cloud Rox took the first game of the series against the La Crosse Loggers 15-10. The Rox rallied back scoring four runs in the third inning to take the lead. Will Worthington (University of San Diego) had an outstanding night at the plate going three for three with a double, two home runs and seven RBI. Garrett Pennington (Wichita State University) had three hits with a double and three RBI scoring twice as he reached base. Brice Matthews (University of Nebraska) reached base with two hits and two walks including a home run with two RBI. Brandon Jaenke (Viterbo University) started the game on the mound throwing 4.2 innings with eight strikeouts.

Mankato MoonDogs 19, Waterloo Bucks 14

The Mankato MoonDogs combined for a total of 16 hits with zero errors on the field to defeat the Waterloo Bucks 19-14. Charles McAdoo (San Jose State University) drove in the first run of the game with a single to center field. McAdoo went three for five with a triple, home run and three RBI. Brendan Hord (University of Evansville) also had three hits with a home run and three RBI scoring twice as he reached base. Joel Vaske (Southeast Missouri State University) had two hits with a home run and three RBI. Easton Fritcher (University of Minnesota) reached base four times with two hits, two walks and one RBI.

Lakeshore Chinooks 11, Traverse City Pit Spitters 4

The Lakeshore Chinooks defeated the Traverse City Pit Spitters 11-4 to start off the series. The Chinooks scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning with a home run by Joey Spence (Notre Dame) and an RBI single by Aidan Longwell (Kent State University). Zach Storbakken (University of Hawaii) led the offense with three hits including a double, triple and three RBI. Michael Seegers (University of Iowa) and Ty Olejnik (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) both had a double to drive in two runs. Jackson Reid started the game throwing three innings with six strikeouts. Tommy Lamb (Creighton University) had the win on the mound throwing four scoreless innings with four strikeouts.

Willmar Stingers 7, Bismarck Larks 6

The Willmar Stingers stay hot taking down the Bismarck Larks 7-6. The Stingers rallied to walk off the game in the bottom of the 10th inning with a home run by Drey Dirksen (Augustana University). Dirksen reached base twice, scoring each time. Joey Walls (California State University, Long Beach) had two hits with a home run and two RBI. Brett Bateman (University of Minnesota) contributed to the offense with two hits including a double and two walks. Brian Baker (Northern State University) earned the win throwing the last three innings with three strikeouts giving up one hit.

Sunday’s Schedule:

Wisconsin @ Green Bay (1:05pm)

Fond du Lac @ Wausau (1:05pm)

Rockford @ Kalamazoo (1:35pm)

Madison @ Battle Creek (1:35pm)

Traverse City @ Lakeshore (1:35pm)

Mankato @ Waterloo (2:35pm)

Minnesota @ Duluth (3:05pm)

Kokomo @ Kenosha (4:05pm)

Eau Claire @ Rochester (5:05pm)

Bismarck @ Willmar (5:05pm)

St.Cloud @ La Crosse (5:05pm)

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