• Rafters Face Booyah in Doubleheader to Close First Half

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    July 02, 2019

    Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – After rain forced the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (21-13) Monday game to be postponed, the team will play a doubleheader against the Green Bay Booyah (15-19) on Tuesday.

    Tuesday will bring an end to the first half of the Rafters 10thAnniversary Season. The Rafters have already clinched a second-place finish in the Great Lakes West Division first-half standings.

    Tonight’s games will be the second doubleheader for the Rafters in the last four days. Wisconsin Rapids won both games against Fond du Lac in a doubleheader on Saturday and finished the three-game series with another win at home on Sunday to complete the sweep.

    Nathan Hemmerling is projected to start game one for the Rafters with a 3-1 record and a 1.28 ERA through five starts. In his last outing, Hemmerling struck out five batters in five shutout innings against Fond du Lac on June 25. Dalton Wiggins is expected to make his first start for Green Bay tonight. The right-hander has an 0.75 ERA in eight relief appearances.

    In game two, Gareth Stroh is the projected starter for the Rafters. The lefty is a perfect 3-0 on the year with a 2.25 ERA and 20 strikeouts. He will face off against Green Bay’s Nick Riggle, who has a 1-3 record and a 4.50 ERA this season.

    The Rafters kick off the second half of the season and begin a two-game series with the Wisconsin Woodchucks at Historic Witter Field Wednesday, featuring a postgame fireworks show presented by Nasonville Dairy.

    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.