Rafters Start Season Series with Green BayJune 01, 2019
Green Bay, Wis. – After hosting the Mallards for the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters’ 10thAnniversary Opening Day at Witter Field, the Rafters (1-3) hit the road to face the Green Bay Booyah (3-1) in their home opener at the brand-new Capital Credit Union Park Saturday night.
The Rafters fell 2-1 in a nail-biter against Madison last night. Anthony Galason went 1-for-3 with a run and scored in his Rafters debut. The Booyah, who also play in the Great Lakes West division, picked up an 11-4 victory on the road at Kalamazoo on Friday.
Tonight’s game marks the first of 12 contests between the two clubs this season, with six of them taking place at Witter Field. Both pitching staffs have given up eight earned runs and Rafters pitchers have combined for 36 strikeouts through four games.
Richie Schiekofer leads the Rafters on offense, hitting .357 with two RBIs. The Rafters open up a two-game road series with the Booyah tonight, which will finish with a 5:05 p.m. game on Sunday.
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.