Rafters Pick Up Critical Home Win Over Green BayJuly 30, 2019
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The first-place Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (16-9) extended their lead in the Great Lakes West Division with a gutsy 4-2 win over the Green Bay Booyah (13-12) on Tuesday.
Facing a 1-0 deficit in the second inning, Jake Dunham drove in the tying run for the Rafters with an RBI double to right field. Dunham came around to score on an error later in the inning to give Rapids the lead.
Blaise Maris hit a sacrifice fly for Green Bay to tie the game in the sixth, but Noah Thigpen roped a two-RBI double down the left-field line to put Wisconsin Rapids up 4-2. Jimmy Borzone pitched two clean innings and Brayden Bonner struck out three in the ninth to get the save.
Starter Matt Osterberg earns the win for Wisconsin Rapids with six strikeouts in six innings of work. Victor Santana gets the loss for Green Bay. The Rafters now have a three-game lead on both the Booyah and the Lakeshore Chinooks in the division standings with 11 games to play.
Wisconsin Rapids closes the series in Green Bay on Wednesday. The Rafters then return to begin a four-game homestand against the Lakeshore Chinooks, featuring a special appearance by Tyler’s Amazing Balancing Act.
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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.