Dock Spiders silence Huskies in Game 1
One night after scoring 17 runs on 18 hits in a playoff win, the Duluth Huskies were shut out for the first time this season, 3-0 by the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders on Wednesday night in Game 1 of the Summer Collegiate World Series at Fond du Lac.
Connor Cook tossed a complete-game three-hitter, struck out seven and walked none as the Dock Spiders moved within a game of capturing the Northwoods League championship.
Game 2 of the best-of-three series is at 7:05 p.m. today at Wade Stadium, with a decisive Game 3, if necessary, to be held Friday night in Duluth.
Cook was masterful, facing only 31 batters and throwing 97 pitches.
Augie Isaacson, Carlos Moseley and General McArthur collected the Huskies’ hits.
Fond du Lac scored all its runs in the fifth inning off starting pitcher Troy Newell. Braden Stutzman and Jacob Adams walked to open the inning and Stutzman scored on a wild pitch. Two more walks and another wild pitch loaded the bases for Cole Zabowski, who singled to score two runs.
Newell lasted 4 1/3 innings before being replaced.
Relievers Callan Johnson and Jason Braziel combined to allow just one hit in the final 3 2/3 innings.
This marks the third time the Huskies have reached the championship series. They were swept 2-0 by Madison in 2004 and 2013.
Fond du Lac at Huskies
What: Summer Collegiate World Series Game 2
When: 7:05 p.m. today (Thursday)
Where: Wade Stadium
Radio: KFAN-FM 92.1
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