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Dock Spiders Get Revenge, Best Chinooks 8-4

July 16, 2023 - Northwoods League (Northwoods)
Fond du Lac Dock Spiders News Release

Fond du Lac Dock Spiders pitcher Zach Silfies
Fond du Lac Dock Spiders pitcher Zach Silfies
(Fond du Lac Dock Spiders)

FOND DU LAC, WI - The Dock Spiders snapped their two-game losing skid on Sunday afternoon as they bested the Chinooks 8-4. The Dock Spiders got the bats going early on as they scored four runs in the bottom of the first, capped off by a three-run home run from catcher Lorenzo Rios (Presbyterian), his first of the season, which gave the Dock Spiders a 4-0 lead. The Chinooks put two runs together in the top of the second inning which cut the Dock Spiders lead to two runs, but the Dock Spiders answered in the bottom of the inning as Jack Gorman (Presbyterian) grounded out, but right fielder Paul Wittmann (West Texas A&M) scored which padded the Dock Spiders lead. The Dock Spiders tallied two more runs in the bottom of the fifth but the Chinooks weren't done just yet. An RBI triple off the bat of Chinooks right fielder Adam Cootway (Wisconsin-Whitewater) cranked an RBI triple that scored center fielder Drew Townsend (Missouri State) and then another RBI single to left field scored Cootway. The Dock Spiders relied on the bullpen down the stretch as Jack Niedringhaus (Xavier) and Zach Silfies (Elizabethtown) carried the load through the later innings as they kept the lead intact. A flyout to Connor Cooney in the top of the ninth sealed the deal as the Dock Spiders took the 8-4 victory.

Dock Spiders starter Amar Tsengeg (Texas-Dallas) received the win, his second of the season, while Chinooks starter Griffin Smith (Rock Valley) was tagged with his first loss of the season. Zach Silfies received his fourth save of the season. The Dock Spiders improved to 19-30 on the season, 6-8 in the second half. The Dock Spiders will be back in action tomorrow night at Warner Park as they take on the Madison Mallards. First pitch is slated for 6:05 PM. The Dock Spiders will be back at home on Thursday as they take on the Lakeshore Chinooks. It's Medical professionals night at the Herr-Baker Field! The Community will offer a giant 'Thank You' to area medical professionals with a 1$ ticket special. Tickets are currently available at 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 and on ESPN+. For more information, visit 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.

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Fond du Lac Dock Spiders pitcher Zach Silfies
Fond du Lac Dock Spiders pitcher Zach Silfies


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