Timber Rattlers hosting two Northwoods League teams for new showcase

The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders and Madison Mallards will play at Neuroscience Group Field in June.
Posted at 6:01 PM, Feb 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-18 21:57:41-05

GRAND CHUTE, Wis. – The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders and the Madison Mallards will play in the inaugural Northwoods League Road to the Show Minor League Classic at Neuroscience Group Field on Wednesday, June 24. This will be the first Northwoods League game played in a current, minor league stadium.

“We’re extremely excited for the opportunity to host a Northwoods League game on the same field that professional minor league players step foot on each day,” Ryan Moede, Vice President of the Dock Spiders said in a statement. “We hope that fans from Fond du Lac, Madison, and the Fox Cities are able to join us at the ballpark for this unique showcase event!”

The Dock Spiders won the Northwoods League Pennant in 2018, their second season in existence. The Mallards are two-time Northwoods League Champions and have been the top-drawing team in the Northwoods League since they started playing at Warner Park in Madison in 2001.

“To experience the Dock Spiders brand of baseball versus a traditional Northwoods League power at a venue like this will be top notch for all fans,” Zac Charbonneau, manager of the Dock Spiders said. “The Northwoods League and the Dock Spiders organization already give our players a taste of what minor league baseball is about, and now they get to firsthand play in one of the best venues in baseball.”