• Rafters Lose Tight Contest Against Kingfish

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    August 05, 2019

    Kenosha, Wis. – The first-place Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (20-11) led most of the way, but ultimately dropped a 6-5 decision to the Kenosha Kingfisn (10-21) in game one on Monday.

    Jake Dunham doubled to bring in a run in the first inning and Davion Downey and Dunham both tallied RBI singles in the third inning as the Rafters built a 3-2 lead through the first three innings. In the fifth, Aidan Huggins scored on an error and Anthony Galason added to the lead with an RBI double in the sixth.

    The Kingfish rallied in the seventh and took a 6-5 lead that they would never relinquish. Rafters starter Matt Osterberg pitched five innings, giving up just two runs on five hits and striking out five. Cal Djuraskovic gets the loss for Wisconsin Rapids and reliever Jonah Landowski gets the win for Kenosha.

    Wisconsin Rapids will send six players to Tuesday’s Major League Dream Showcase in Madison before travelling back to Kenosha for game two on Wednesday. When the team returns to Historic Witter Field Thursday, they will face the Madison Mallards with special entertainment by the ZOOperstars! presented by Aspirus Riverview Hospital and Clinics.

    As the Rafters gear up for a late-season run, you can experience the postseason action firsthand. For more information on playoff ticket offerings visit Raftersbaseball.com, call the Rafthouse at 715-424-5400, or visit 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.