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Published On: June 25th, 2023

By Sedric Granger

Battle Creek, MI-After being shut out on the prior day, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters scored 13 runs on 12 hits to beat the Battle Jacks, 13-3.

The Rafters took no prisoners in this game as they avenged yesterday’s one hit performance by spraying the baseball into gaps all over the field and, in some cases, over the wall. Wisconsin Rapids also took advantage of 14 free passes by the Battle Jacks Staff

Although the Battle Jacks lost, they did have some big plays in the game. The biggest of the day came from Spencer Verburg (CMU). As the rain began to fall at MCCU Field, the power hitting righty nailed the first home run at home for the Battle Jacks this season. The play gave Battle Creek some smiles as they head into their next game.

Other solid performances came from Fisher Pyatt (Central Arizona College) and Charlie Rhee (SDSU) who each also had two hit games.

The Battle Jacks (9-18) will look to bounce back against Wausau on Monday.


The Battle Creek Battle Jacks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 27th season, 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 250 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB Gold Glove finalist and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set Battle Creek as your favorite team.