Rafters Come Back to Top WoodchucksJune 28, 2019
Wausau, Wis. – After falling behind 2-0 early, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (18-13) battled back to defeat the Wisconsin Woodchucks (17-15) by a final of 6-4 on Friday.
The Woodchucks jumped out to an early lead on a pair of runs in the second inning. Later in the sixth, the Rafters answered with a big, five-run inning to take the lead. Peter Matt, Harry Fullerton, Josh Nicoloff, and Matt Oldham all had RBIs in the frame.
Wisconsin got one back in the bottom of the sixth, but the Rafters extended their lead to 6-3 an inning later on an RBI single by Osvaldo Tovalin. The Woodchucks threatened with another run in the seventh to pull within two, but Brayden Bonner closed out the game for a 6-4 win.
Rapids starter Zack Hunsicker struck out seven batters over 5.2 innings to earn the win. Dylan Mulvihill pitched one inning of relief and Bonner got the save with 2.1 innings of work. Jose Varela is credited with the loss out of the bullpen for the Woodchucks.
Wisconsin Rapids will travel to Fond du Lac for a Saturday doubleheader with the Dock Spiders. The Rafters then return to Witter Field on Sunday, June 30, for a special appearance by the Inflatamaniacs, presented by Aspirus Riverview Hospital and Clinics.
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.
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.