• Rafters Seek First Sweep of Season Against Madison

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    June 10, 2019

    Wisconsin Rapids looks to sweep two-game series over Madison

    Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – Following a 4-3 win Sunday night, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (6-7) look for their first series sweep of the season Monday with a 7:05 p.m. matchup with the Madison Mallards (11-2).

    The Rafters opened the scoring with two runs in the opening frame. Madison would later tie it in the fourth, but the Rafters retook the lead in the bottom half of the inning and survived a late Mallards surge to win.

    Rafters starter Matt Osterberg went seven innings, striking out five batters. Wisconsin Rapids now has a team ERA of 2.84, good for second in the league.

    Jack Sinclair is projected to start for Wisconsin Rapids. Through one start, Sinclair has a 0.00 ERA and a strikeout. Sinclair’s first appearance was a five-inning outing in a 5-3 win over the Wisconsin Woodchucks. The Mallards are expected to start Quinn Gudaitis who has a 2-0 record and a 3.72 ERA.

    The Rafters are going for their third-consecutive win and hope to hand the league-leading Mallards their third loss of the season on Cartoon 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.