• Rafters Wrap up Homestand in Finale Against Jackrabbits

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    August 04, 2019

    Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The first-place Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (19-10) go for a clean sweep of the season series against the Kokomo Jackrabbits (10-20) as they close a four-game homestand on Sunday.

    The Rafters made an early comeback and held off a late rally by Kokomo to pick up a 6-5 win in game one. Davion Downey launched a grand slam in the third inning and Brayden Bonner got the save with a clean ninth inning.

    With seven games left in the regular season, Wisconsin Rapids now sits three games ahead of the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders. The team’s magic number to clinch both a playoff spot and home field advantage is four.

    Zack Hunsicker is projected to get the start for Rapids. He has seen time both as a starter and a reliever, collecting a 3-1 record and a 4.55 ERA. Lucas Folmar, who is 3-4 record with a 4.95 ERA will start for Kokomo.

    Wisconsin Rapids hits the road for a two-game series against the Kenosha Kingfish on Monday and Wednesday, bookending Tuesday’s Major League Dream Showcase in Madison. 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.