Playoff Push Continues for Rafters Against KokomoAugust 03, 2019
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – With the season winding down and the playoff race heating up, the first-place Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (18-10) prepare for four-straight games against East Division opponents, starting with the Kokomo Jackrabbits (10-19) at home Saturday night.
The Rafters came back twice in Friday night’s 8-2 loss to the Lakeshore Chinooks to split the series. Wisconsin Rapids now has a three-game lead on Lakeshore and Fond du Lac in the Great Lakes West Division standings. The Rafters magic number is now six.
Wisconsin Rapids and Kokomo have already played one series this season, with the Rafters winning both games on the road. The Jackrabbits are 10-19 in the second half and sit in fifth place in the Great Lakes East Division.
Nathan Hemmerling, who is 6-2 with a 2.09 ERA, is projected to make his 11thstart for Wisconsin Rapids tonight. The freshman right-hander will take on Matt Fiorni, who has a 9.00 ERA.
Wisconsin Rapids will close the two-game set with Kokomo at 4:05 p.m. on Sunday, featuring a Fey Printing baseball card giveaway. The Rafters then hit the road for one game in Kenosha before the Major League Dreams Showcase on Tuesday.
As the Rafters gear up for a late-season run, you can experience the postseason action firsthand. For more information on playoff ticket offerings visit Raftersbaseball.com, call the Rafthouse at 715-424-5400, or visit 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.
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.