Ashwaubenon, WI – The Green Bay Booyah look for their first win of the 2020 season this afternoon as they welcome the Rockford Rivets to town for a two-game set.
In a 12-inning game last night in Wisconsin Rapids, the Booyah were able to tie the game up in the 8th after a Nadir Lewis single into right field plated Andy Blake. Green Bay held the lead twice in extra innings under international rules, but the Rafters battled back throughout, eventually winning 4-3 on a passed ball in the 12th frame.
Today, Green Bay turns to right hander Garrett Martin out of nearby Marian University. The junior returns for his second season in a Booyah uniform, after going 4-2 last year with a 3.43 ERA and 42 K’s in 2019. During the shortened season with the Sabres, Martin finished with a perfect 2-0 record, striking out 19 batters over the courses of 13 innings pitched.
The Rivets come into this two game series after being swept by La Crosse. On opening day, Rockford lost 1-0 and then fell 6-4 in last night’s game. Right hander Nico Rodriguez was the loser at home, after giving up four runs in an inning and two-thirds.
First pitch for today’s game is set for 4:35 p.m. 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.