• Rafters Close Road Trip in Lakeshore

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    June 23, 2019

    Looking for a series split, Wisconsin Rapids prepares to face Lakeshore in finale

    Mequon, Wis. – After dropping game one, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (15-11) look to earn a series split against the Lakeshore Chinooks (9-18) and go into an off day on a winning note.

    The Rafters rallied late and pulled within one run of the Chinooks, but ultimately came up short in a 3-2loss to Lakeshore Saturday. CJ Willis went 1-for-3 with an RBI in the loss.

    The Rafters will start Jack Sinclair on the mound. Through three starts, Sinclair has a 1-1 record and a 1.28 ERA along with five strikeouts. Lakeshore has a team ERA of 4.78 and a team batting average of .220.

    The Rafters sit in second place in the Great Lakes West Division, half a game ahead of the Wisconsin Woodchucks and three games behind the Madison Mallards.

    Wisconsin Rapids’ next game at Historic Witter Field will be Tuesday, June 25, for Skyward Educators Appreciation Night and an appearance by former Green Bay Packer and NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Kramer.

    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.