Playoff Race Heats Up as Rafters Close with BooyahJuly 31, 2019
Green Bay, Wis. – After picking up a pivotal win in game one, the first-place Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (16-9) look to further distance themselves from the Green Bay Booyah (13-12) in the Great Lakes West Division standings.
Tied 2-2 in the sixth inning, Noah Thigpen ripped a double down the left-field line to bring in two runs and put the Rafters on top for good. Matt Osterberg got the win as the starter and Brayden Bonner pitched the ninth to get the save.
Wisconsin Rapids currently sits three games ahead of Green Bay, Lakeshore and Fond du Lac in the second-half standings. The Rafters also have a two-game lead on the Madison Mallards in the overall standings.
Gareth Stroh is projected to start on the mound for Wisconsin Rapids tonight. He holds a 6-1 record and 1.42 ERA while leading the team in strikeouts. For Green Bay, Dalton Wiggins will start. The sophomore pitcher has a 1-0 record and a 1.89 ERA in two starts.
The Rafters then return to Historic Witter Field Thursday as they begin a four-game homestand with a series against the Lakeshore Chinooks, featuring a special appearance by Tyler’s Amazing Balancing Act presented by Schoep’s.
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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.