LOVES PARK, Ill. – The Rockford Rivets dropped the second game of their two game series Tuesday morning at Rivets stadium as they lost to Wisconsin Rapids by a score of 11-2 and split the series.
The Rivets put up eight runs in one inning in Monday’s blowout win over the Rafters and on Tuesday Wisconsin Rapids returned the favor. They managed to put up nine runs in the top of the sixth and never looked back.
Despite the Rivets giving up 11 runs, their pitchers had respectable outings. Chase Kueter pitched 5.2 innings and had three earned runs with a walk and three strikeouts. In total, the four Rivets pitchers that made appearances only gave up three earned runs. Errors plagued Rockford as they gave up six unearned runs with three errors
An offensive highlight of the day came in the bottom of the fourth inning when left fielder Connor Rutherford put the Rivets ahead with his first home run of the year to put them up 1-0. Rutherford and first baseman Braden Mosley both finished the day with two hits each.
Rockford will look to bounce back tomorrow when they take on the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders at Rivets stadium at 6:35 pm. Fond du Lac swept the Rivets in their last two game series last week
Tickets for the Rockford Rivets are available for purchase, including our 5-Game Pack which now costs only $60. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Rivets’ Ticket Office at (815) 240-4159.
The Rockford Rivets are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Now in its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 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, more than 190 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.rockfordrivets.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Rivets as your favorite team.