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Published On: May 30th, 2015

La Crosse Wis- Offense was the story in La Crosse on this Friday evening, where the Rafters used an eight-run inning to propel themselves past the Loggers 14-7 on this rainy evening. Every Rafter in the starting lineup scored in the run-fest. 

Jake Johansmier ( Eastern Illinois) came out of the bullpen for the Rafters injured starter Luke Sommerfeld (St. Louis) and threw an absolute gem for the Rafters. He picked up the win going 6 2/3 innings and only allowing one run in relief. The offense was firing on all cylinders, especially in the aforementioned eight run 5th inning. Jake Sandlin’s (Georgia College) three-run home-run and Zack Domingues’s (Long Beach State) two-run double paced the Rafters in the big inning. 

The Rafters will head to Madison for a two game, home and home series with the Mallards. The games are scheduled for 6:05 PM Saturday at Warner Park and 5:05 Sunday at Witter Field.


The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 22nd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2015, 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 120 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website.  For more information, visit