Up North Cork Dorks Fall Short Against Rivets

TRAVERSE CITY – The Traverse City Pit Spitters rebranded themselves as the Up North Cork Dorks for one night only on Friday night but fell to the Rockford Rivets 5-4.

The ‘Cork Dorks Night’ was meant as a tribute to the 40+ wineries along Michigan’s wine coast. Cork dork is an affectionate term for a wine enthusiast.

The Cork Dorks got off to a great start with an RBI single from Colin Summerhill in the first inning.

But the Rivets scored three in the sixth to take a 3-1 lead.

The Cork Dorks tied it back up 3-3 in the seventh but the Rivets pulled away again. Trailing 5-3 in the ninth, the Cork Dorks loaded the bases and got a run on a groundout to first by Marshall Toole but couldn’t get the tying run across.

The Cork Dorks will morph back into the Traverse City Pit Spitters for Saturday’s game against the Kalamazoo Growlers.