Dock Spiders Give Up Seventeen Runs in Loss

FOND DU LAC, WI – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters tallied a season-high 17 runs and 23 hits as the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders fell at Herr-Baker Field, 17-2.

The loss was the fifth in a row for the Dock Spiders, while the Rafters tied their franchise record with their 14th straight win. The Rafters continue to stay at the top of the Great Lakes West Division, while the Dock Spiders fall to 8-7 on the year, six games behind Wisconsin Rapids.

The Rafters tallied a run in seven of their nine innings at the plate, including seven early runs to take a 7-0 lead through an inning and a half. The Dock Spiders would respond in the bottom half of the inning with a solo home run from Cole Messina (South Carolina) that travelled 410 feet to center, and an RBI groundout from Cash Rugely (Kansas State).

Over the final five innings, the Rafters scored 12 runs, including multiple in the fifth, seventh and ninth inning.

Dock Spiders pitching tallied 11 strikeouts on the night, including four from reliever Rock King (Arkansas-Pine Bluff) between the eighth and ninth inning.

The Dock Spiders will conclude their two-game set with the Rafters tomorrow night at Herr-Baker Field. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m., with David Hagaman (West Virginia) getting the start for Fond du Lac after he struck out eight over five innings last Thursday against Green Bay.