Rafters Take Game One Against Express



Moore Scores Winning Run On Passed Ball

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.- The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (9-15, 21-38) ended a five game home stand with a thrilling victory over the Eau Claire Express (14-13, 30-30) on Wednesday afternoon at Witter Field. The Rafters rallied from a four run deficit in the 9th inning to take the first game of the home and home day night doubler header by a final score of 8-7. The Rafters and Express will first finish the game that began on June 30th and was suspended due to Northwoods League curfew rules at 7:05 tonight in Eau Claire. Following the end of that game, the two teams will square off in the nightcap.

Clark Eagan (Arkansas) paced the Rafters offense this afternoon going 3-5 and delivered the game tying 3-run double in the bottom of the 9th inning. Eagan was replaced by pinch runner Andre Moore (Norfolk St.), who later scored the game winning run on a passed ball. Keelin Rasch (Louisiana Monroe) swung a hot bat as well for the Rafters finishing 3-5 with three singles.

The Rafters return home on Saturday, August 2nd for Marshfield Clinic Cancer Awareness Night. The Rafters will don purple uniforms that will be available for purchase through a silent auction. First pitch for that evening’s game is set for 6:05 against the Green Bay Bullfrogs. Gates to Witter Field will open at 5:05. The morning of Saturday, August 2nd, the Rafters will be hosting a free kids clinic for kids 14 and under. Players and Coaches will be on hand to help instruct through a variety of drills.


The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 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 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League YouTube channel.  For more information, visit