• Rafters Chase Sweep Over Green Bay at Home

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    June 15, 2019

    Wisconsin Rapids looks to take sole possession of second place in division

    Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – Following a shutout win, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (10-8) look to move into sole possession of second place in the Great Lakes West Division as they take on the Green Bay Booyah (10-8) Saturday.

    Wisconsin Rapids jumped on the Booyah early with a two-run homer by Peter Matt and rode a strong seven-inning performance by starter Gareth Stroh on their way to a 9-0 win on Friday. The Rafters have now won six of their last seven games.

    The Rafters have the no. 2 pitching staff in the league and boast the league batting average and RBI leaders in Richie Schiekofer and Jake Dunham, respectively.

    Nathan Hemmerling is projected to start for Wisconsin Rapids, with a 1.63 ERA. He has a 1-1 record through three starts and notched four strikeouts through 11 innings. Tommy Miller gets the nod for Green Bay in his first appearance for the Booyah.

    The Rafters travel to Madison Sunday for a 1:05 p.m. game with the Mallards. Wisconsin Rapids returns to Witter Field Monday to take on the Mallards at 7:05 p.m. on Pie Night at the ballpark.

    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.