• Rafters Open Homestand With Series Finale Against Dock Spiders

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    June 30, 2019

    Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – With a Sunday afternoon matchup against the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (13-20), the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (20-13) begin their longest homestand of the season and look to sweep a three-game series with the Dock Spiders.

    The Rafters won both games of a doubleheader on Saturday, taking the first game 11-6 and finishing the night with a 4-1 win. Jaylen Guy went 4-for-5 with two RBIs and new Rafter Dylan Lonteen had an RBI in his debut.

    The Rafters are now 5-0 against Fond du Lac this season and sit at second place in the Great Lakes West Division, three games behind the Madison Mallards with three games remaining in the first half.

    Neil Abbatiello is projected to start for the Rafters. The senior lefty has a 2-1 record and 30 strikeouts in 23.2 innings this summer, boasting a 1.52 ERA. He will face off against Fond du Lac’s Houston Glad, who has a 1-3 record and a 3.91 ERA.

    The homestand continues for the Rafters on Monday as the team begins a two-game series with the Green Bay Booyah on Protective Services Night at Historic Witter Field.  

    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.