Ashwaubenon, WI – The Green Bay Booyah fell to the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters on Thursday night in 12 innings, with the final score ending at 4-3.
Green Bay was held scoreless until the 8th inning when Princeton sophomore Nadir Lewis delivered an RBI single into right field, scoring Andy Blake. Both Lewis and Blake finished the day 1-for-3.
The scoring really started during extra innings, when a runner is placed at second at the start of each frame. In the 11th, Grant Emme brought in Stephen Hrustich on a triple into the right field corner. Brady West tried to bring him home on a sacrifice fly, but Emme was thrown out on his way home, giving way to more extra innings.
At the plate, Ty Olejnik finished the day at 2-5 with an RBI and a stolen base in his first action since March. Olejnik was the only Booyah player to record a hit off of Glenn Albanese, who went four innings and struck out 11 batters.
On the mound for Green Bay, Logan Lee, Benton Hart, and Cam Bailey all went three innings, only giving up one combined earned run in the third. Out of the bullpen in extras, both Eric Torres and Dalton Wiggins gave up unearned runs, while combining for four strikeouts in three innings. In total, the Green Bay pitching staff struck out 14 Rafters batters, and only allowed one earned run.
The Booyah look to bounce back tomorrow at home as they start a two-game set against the Rockford Rivets. First pitch for tomorrow’s game is set for 4:35 p.m., with a concert and postgame fireworks to follow. Garrett Martin will toe the rubber for the first time this season for the Booyah. Tickets for the game are sold out but admission for the Festival Foods postgame live music by Coscious Pilot and Fireworks still remain. Call the Booyah front office at 920.497.7225 or stop by the Thario Ticket Office to purchase.
The Green Bay Booyah 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’ 26th 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 230 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) 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 All-Star Jordan Zimmermann (DET). 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 www.booyahbaseball.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Booyah as your favorite team.