• Rafters Complete Big Comeback to Sweep Fond du Lac

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    June 27, 2019

    Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (17-12) fell behind early, but battled back to pick up a 7-4 win over the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (12-17) at Historic Witter Field Wednesday.

    Fond du Lac struck first with a big, four-run frame in the top of the second inning. The Rafters responded with a rally in the fourth inning. Peter Matt put Rapids on the board with a two-RBI double that cut the Dock Spiders’ lead in half. The Rafters tied the game on a ball put in play by Josh Nicoloff that resulted in two runs scored.

    One inning later, Wisconsin Rapids took the lead with two more RBIs by Peter Matt on a single in the fifth. Roman Trujillo gave the Rafters an insurance run in the eighth inning with an RBI groundout that scored Davion Downey.

    Rafters starter Gareth Stroh went six innings with seven strikeouts and five hits allowed to get the win. Hayden Petrovick pitched one scoreless inning and Jimmy Borzone closed the game and earned the save. Dock Spiders reliever Houston Glad is credited with the loss.

    Wisconsin Rapids hits the road for three games, including two with the Wisconsin Woodchucks, before returning the 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.

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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.