• Divisional Matchup Shifts to Wausau for Rafters Series Finale

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    June 04, 2019

    Wisconsin Rapids caps a two-game set with the Wisconsin Woodchucks on the road

    Wausau, Wis. – After picking up their third one-run loss, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (2-5) look to split a two-game series with the Wisconsin Woodchucks (5-2) on the road Tuesday night. 

    At Witter Field Monday night, the Rafters’ used a big fourth inning to build a 5-1 lead, but ultimately dropped a close game 6-5 to the Woodchucks. Matt Osterberg had a solid outing for Rapids, allowing just three hits and fanning four batters through five innings as the starter.

    As a team, the Rafters are hitting .231 through seven games. Anthony Galason leads the team with a .438 batting average in four games in the Cranberry and Gold. The Rafters are also second in the Northwoods League in ERA at 2.95.

    Tonight’s game marks the second of 12 meetings between the two central Wisconsin teams this season. Both teams play in the Great Lakes West Division. The Rafters return home on Wednesday for two games with the Lakeshore Chinooks at Witter Field. 

    Want to attend a Rafters game this season? Single-game tickets are on sale now. For more information on all Rafters ticket offerings visit Raftersbaseball.com, call the Rafthouse at 715-424-5400, or come visit us over at historic Witter Field. The Rafters ticket office is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday at Witter Field, 521 Lincoln Street in Wisconsin Rapids.

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    The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 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 200 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR).  All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit  www.raftersbaseball.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Rafters as your favorite team.