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Booyah Sputters Late

Green Bay will take on Rafters tomorrow  

by: Manny Rodriguez

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. The Green Bay Booyah fell to the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters on Thursday at Capital Credit Union Park, 8-3.

Green Bay was behind early as they were down two before they took a swing. The Booyah halved their deficit in the bottom of the first inning courtesy of a leadoff home run by Brendan Ryan (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi). It was his third home run of the season.

After the Rafters scored one in the top of the second to make it 3-1, the run amount would remain still until the bottom of the sixth inning. A two-run triple by Tristin Garcia (Western Kentucky) scored Nadir Lewis (Princeton) and Dayson Croes (Quincy) to even the score at three.

But the Rafters would answer back with five unanswered runs over the next three innings to run away with the victory.

Jett Thielke (Madison College) pitched five innings, allowing just three hits and two earned runs while striking out four. He ends up with a no-decision.

The two teams will return to action on Friday evening in Wisconsin Rapids. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 pm. The Booyah will give Boston Mabeus (BYU) the start. The southpaw is 0-1 on the season with a 3.26 earned run average.

The Rafters have not announced a starter for the game.

The Booyah will return to Capital Credit Union Park on Sunday as the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders come to town. First pitch for Sunday’s game is 1:05 pm. It will be the final G.O.A.T.S Play on Sundays, presented by WDUZ The Fan. Fans can Play Catch on the Field postgame, presented by Capital Credit Union. There will also be a Capital Credit Union logoed baseball giveaway.

Fans can take advantage of the Grand Central Station Family Four Pack for $40. This $122 value includes four tickets, four hot dogs and four Booyah hats.

Single game, group tickets and the all-new Fleet Farm Flex Packs are on sale now. The Fleet Farm Flex Pack includes six tickets that can also be used for any games this summer along with a $50 Capital Credit Union Park gift card, $10 Fleet Farm gift card and much more. Visit www.booyahbaseball.com or call the ticket office at 920-497-7225 to reserve your seats today. The Booyah front office at Capital Credit Union Park is located at 2231 Holmgren Way in Ashwaubenon. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm.

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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’ 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 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.