Dock Spiders Win Second Game in A Row, Reeled in the Kingfish 10-4
FOND DU LAC, WI – The Dock Spiders win their second game in a row, taking down the Kenosha Kingfish 10-4 on Thursday night. After beating the Mallards 5-1 on Tuesday night, the Dock Spiders were riding high heading into the matchup with the Kingfish. Offense was early and often for the hometown team as they got the night started in the bottom of the first inning by scoring three runs to jump out to an early lead. A single from left fielder Travis Strickler (Embry Riddle) got the two out rally started. Then a single from right fielder Jared Heinzen (Wisconsin Parkside) which set up the Dock Spiders scoring chance. Catcher Lorenzo Rios (Presbyterian) stepped up to the plate and lined a single to the second basemen which scored Strickler to give the Dock Spiders a 1-0 lead.
Accuracy wasn’t a strong suit for the Kingfish’s starting pitcher Alec Sparks (Louisiana Tech) as he plunked shortstop Drew Barragan twice and then a wild pitch to second basemen Jacob Anderson (Michigan State) allowed Heinzen to score to make the score 2-0 and load the bases. First basemen Seth Sweet-Chick (Nevada) stepped up the plate in a big spot, bases loaded with two outs and worked a walk, which brought Rios into score making it 3-0 Dock Spiders. In the bottom of the 2nd, the Dock Spiders scored another run as an RBI single by Jared Heinzen brought Strickler into score making it a 4-0 Dock Spiders advantage. The Dock Spiders offense made their presence felt again the bottom of the fourth as an RBI single from Travis Strickler brought designated hitter Teddy Deters (Xavier) into score, making it a 5-1 Dock Spiders lead. Deters was making his Dock Spiders debut and he sure didn’t disappoint, going 2-5 with 1 RBI and a stolen base.
The Dock Spiders added to their lead in the bottom of the sixth inning off of a double by Jared Heinzen who pushed his hitting streak to five consecutive games, Wittmann came around to score making it a 6-2 lead. A bases loaded walk a few batter later by Jacob Anderson allowed Heinzen to score which made the score 7-2. The Dock Spiders were able to score again in the bottom of the seventh and eighth innings to ultimately put the game away 10-4. Left handed pitcher Jack Niedringhaus (Xavier) came in to relieve Max Huseboe (Wisconisn Whitewater). Niedringhaus was stellar as he hurled two innings of no run ball and closed out the win. The Dock Spiders improve to 5-12 on the season, while the Kingfish fall to 7-9. Both teams will be back in action tomorrow night at 6:35 P.M. for game two of the series. Right handed pitcher Justin Doyle (Stevens Institute of Technology) will get the nod for the Dock Spiders on the mound.