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Wisconsin Rapids Aims to Continue Winning Ways at Home

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The Rafters are 4-1 at Witter Field this summer

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – Wisconsin Rapids once again hosts the Kalamazoo Growlers on Monday night, looking to pick up its fourth straight win at Witter Field.

The Rafters snapped a two-game losing streak Sunday night with a 9-2 victory over the Growlers. Wisconsin Rapids, who has now won three-in-a-row at home, scored in six of their eight innings, including five innings straight to start the game. Jake Sandlin (Georgia College) picked up four hits, three doubles and a home run to lead the Rafters’ hitters, while starting pitcher Jack Riley (UConn) put together a quality start, tossing six innings and allowing two runs.

Wisconsin Rapids will send Adam Hall (Xavier) to the mound Monday. The tall righty from Dublin, Ohio is 1-0 with a 3.17 ERA in two starts, earning a win in his debut against Wisconsin on May 27. In his second outing, Hall held the Green Bay Bullfrogs to just one run over 6.2 innings, but earned a no decision.

First pitch in game two against the Growlers will be at 7:05 p.m. It’s Assumption Catholic Schools Night and Mid-State Technical College Monday at the Witter Field. The first 100 students with a valid Mid-State Technical College ID will receive a free ticket, hot dog, soda and All-Star Game Hat. All fans in attendance will be entertained by the Assumption Royals Choir.

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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 www.raftersbaseball.com.