2nd Place Rafters Look to Continue Winning Ways



June 13, 2015

Contact: Nick Tirro, Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations



2nd Place Rafters Look to Continue Winning Ways

Rafters take 3 game winning streak on the road for 4 games


Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.-  Wisconsin Rapids looks to build on a three-game winning streak after defeating the Battle Creek Bombers in a pair of seven inning games on Friday night. The Rafters picked up the win in game one in walk-off fashion, 7-6, overcoming a four-run deficit to win on an infield single by Zack Domingues, scoring Jonah Bride. Game two saw the Rafters get out to a 3-0 lead before the Bombers attempted comeback came up short and Wisconsin Rapids squeaked out a 4-3 victory.


This series will feature a sequel when it comes to pitching matchups. Jack Riley will be on the mound for the Rafters Saturday evening against the Growlers. Riley makes his second start of the summer, and second against these Kalamazoo Growlers. On June 7th, the UConn Husky went six innings and struck out five while earning his first win of the summer. The opposing pitcher will be Matt Frawley for Kalamazoo. He started the game against the Rafters on June 7th and took the loss against Riley and company.


The Rafters hit the road for another two games in Lakeshore after the two game series in Kalamazoo. The Rafters return home to Historic Witter Field Wednesday to take on the first place Kenosha Kingfish. Tickets are still available, call 715-424-5400.





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