• Two-Game Homestand Starts Tonight for Rafters

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    June 05, 2019

    Wisconsin Rapids to host Lakeshore for two games at Witter Field

    Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – Playing their first back-to-back home games of the season, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (3-5) open a two-game set at Historic Witter Field Wednesday against the Lakeshore Chinooks (1-7).

    The Rafters are coming off a 5-3 comeback victory on the road over the Wisconsin Woodchucks. The Wisconsin Rapids offense put up eight hits on the night, with Jake Dunham’s 2-for-4 and three RBI performance leading the way.

    The Chinooks won their season opener over Battle Creek, but have dropped seven straight entering their first of twelve games against the Rafters this season.

    Cal Djuraskovic is expected to start on the mound for the Rafters. The junior lefty pitched four shutout innings in his first start for Wisconsin Rapids. Djuraskovic struck out two batters and did not give up a walk in a 2-1 loss to the Madison Mallards.

    Wednesday’s game at Witter Field is also Rosco’s 10th Birthday Bash, with special mascot appearances. On Thursday, the Rafters will hold Advanced Disposal Cranberry Night, featuring a Cranberry Rosco bobblehead giveaway.

    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.