Set of Right-Handed Hurlers Joining Rafters


San Joaquin Delta and DMACC arms added to the Rafters roster for the 2017 summer.

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – A pair of pitchers are joining the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters pitching staff for the 2017 summer, the team announced. TJ Fetters of DMACC and San Joaquin Delta’s Raul Rizo are the two latest players to cement their spots on the Rafters roster.

Joining his teammate Nick Avila from San Joaquin Delta College, Redshirt Freshman Raul Rizo adds a strong right-handed arm to the Rafters staff. An exciting addition to the Rafters roster this upcoming summer, the redshirt freshman debuted for the first time in college this past spring. Jumping into the bullpen to help the Mustangs, Rizo’s impact is already being felt. In his first 20 appearances this year, the righty has dealt 20 and a third-innings with a 2-0 record. Holding the closer role for several games this year, Rizo has amassed four saves and holds a 2.66 ERA. In his most recent game on the mound, Rizo pitched a scoreless frame against Skyline on May 6th. The soon-to-be Rafter struck out two, upping his season total to 26.  He has not allowed a run in 14 of his 20 appearances. The Lincoln High School graduate and the Mustangs finished their regular season yesterday.

The Rafters are pleased to announce the signing of right-handed pitcher TJ Fetters from Des Moines Area Community College. In the first appearance out of the bullpen of his college career, TJ Fetters tossed a scoreless frame against Northern Oklahoma College on March 4th. After another spotless bullpen showing of two clean innings, Fetters got a chance to start. Cashing in on the chance, the righty dealt three scoreless innings with three strikeouts and followed the performance with a four-inning spotless outing with two more punch-outs. Since then, Fetters has pitched in eight other games, pushing his season appearance total to 12, holding eight starts. With a 2-3 record and pitching in 36 and two-third innings this year, the Rafters are excited of the addition of Fetters to the team this summer. Fetters graduated from SE Polk High School, and grew up in Pleasant Hill, Iowa.

The season and home opener for the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters is May 30th at 7:05 against the Kenosha Kingfish. Solarus Founders Club, bleacher 9-Game ticket packages, and group outing packages are on sale now. Call 715-424-5400 or stop by the Rafters Front Office Monday-Friday from 9-5 to purchase a ticket package or book a group outing.