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Published On: June 12th, 2015

Ho-Chunk Jersey Auction

Ho-Chunk Themed Pinstripe Jersey with Proceeds Benefitting the Witter Field Mural Project


Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters will once again don alternate themed jerseys during game one of tonight’s double header against the Battle Creek Bombers. Fans can submit an online bid (starting at $50) for as many jerseys as they’d like. Bidding will continue during the games on June 12 during which fans will have the chance to match and continue to bid in-person. The auction will end with the last out in the bottom of the 5th inning during the second game and winners will be announced in the 7th inning. Winners do not need not to be in attendance, but it is recommended. ($5 will be added for shipped orders). Proceeds from the auction will go towards the Witter Field mural project.


To place your bid please follow these steps:
Click on the “BID Jersey” link beside the player’s name on
Your email program will then open a new message
In the body of that email please include: the player’s name, the dollar amount of your bid, your name & your phone number!
example: Craig Noto, $125, John Fanta, (715) xxx-xxxx
Bid as many times as you’d like on as many jerseys as you wish! (Remember, bids less than $50 will not be considered)
Bids of $100 will automatically with the jersey, provided it is the highest bid at the time it is placed.

*Please note: Backside of the jersey will feature the player’s number centered over a feather.
** Upon completion of the game, each player will sign his jersey if desired and a member of the Rafters staff will bring those items to the Rafthouse Team Shop. At that time, payment will be needed to obtain said item. Patience is requested as over 30 transactions will need to be run immediately following the game. For faster processing, cash or check is the preferred method of payment.


Player Jerseys (Minimum $50 Bid)

#0 – James Davitt (Bryant)
#10 – Dmitry Shtyker (Russia)
#11 – Jon Malmin (Texas)
#12 – Craig Pearcy (Morehead State)
#13 – Zach Kolodziejski (Niagara)
#15 – Brian Bass (Faulkner)
#20 – Nick Nelsen (Iowa Western CC)
#21 – Jake Johansmeier (Eastern Illinois)
#22 – David Calderon (Morehead State)
#26 – Jack Riley (UCONN)
#27 – John Jaeger (Pacific)
#28 – Adam Hall (Xavier)
#31 – Chris Falwell (Cisco College)
#33 – Joey Graziano (St. John’s)
#37 – Brian Russell (College of Staten Island)

Position Players
#9 – Zack Domingues (Long Beach St.)
#3 – Casey Danley (Illinois Central)
#7 – Demetrius Sims (Bethune Cookman)
#8 – Jake Sandlin (Georgia College)
#16 – Mitch McGeein (Eastern Michigan)
#17 – Jonah Bride (Neosho CC)
#18 – Ryan Cleveland (Georgia Southern)
#25 – Tyler Johnson (Navarro CC)
#29 – Alex Herceg (Keystone College)
#30 – Sam Tolleson (Central Florida)
#34 – Max Widmar – (Parkland College)
#44 – Blake Molitor – (Illinois State)

#5 – Brandon Hohl (Assistant Coach)
#6 – Jesse Marsh (Assistant Coach)
#23 – Craig Noto (Field Manager)
#55 – John Halama (Pitching Coach)
BB – Bat Boy

#35 – John Fanta (General Manager)
#14 – Alex Hardy (Field and Turf Management Intern)
#32 – Paul Selz (Ticket Office Intern)
#19 – Jake Serwe (Inside Sales and Operations Manager)


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