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Published On: June 19th, 2015


Auction Proceeds Will Benefit The Jockey Being Family Organization


Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Rafters will once again don alternate jerseys during tonight’s game against the Battle Creek Bombers. With it being Superhero Night at Witter Field, the players will be wearing their own superhero uniforms. A silent auction will accompany the event tonight. Starting today, you can submit an online bid (starting at $50) for as many jerseys as you’d like. Bidding will continue during the game on June 19 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 7th inning and winners will be announced in the 8th 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 to the Jockey Being Family organization. They will also have two tables set up at the front gates, selling raffle tickets and teddy bears to benefit the organization.


Jockey Being Family’s mission is to strengthen adoptive families through post-adoptive services by funding national and local adoption-related non-profit organizations.

Tara Kobza and her family will be throwing out the first pitch at tonight’s game. Through working with organizations like Jockey Being Family, the Kobza’s had added four children to their family via adoption.

Gates will open for tonight’s game at 6:05 pm with the first pitch set for 7:05. Kids dressed in superhero costumes will get in Free.

To place your bid please follow these steps:

  1. Click on the “BID Jersey” link beside the player’s name on
  2. Your email program will then open a new message
  3. In the body of that email please include: the player’s name, the dollar amount of your bid, your name & your phone number!


    1. example: Craig Noto, $125, John Fanta, (715) xxx-xxxx
  4. Bid as many times as you’d like on as many jerseys as you wish! (Remember, bids less than $50 will not be considered)
  5. Bids of $100 will automatically with the jersey, provided it is the highest bid at the time it is placed.

** 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)
#19 – Justin Kelly (UC Santa Barbara)
#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 (Rutgers)
#37 – Brian Russell (College of Staten Island)

Position Players
#2 – Zack Domingues (Long Beach St.)
#3 – Casey Danley (Illinois Central)
#7 – Demetrius Sims (Bethune Cookman)
#8 – Jake Sandlin (Georgia College)
#9 – Jonah Bride (Neosho CC)
#14 – Michael McCann (Seattle)
#16 – Mitchell McGeein (Eastern Michigan)
#17 – Brock Carpenter (Seattle)
#18 – Ryan Cleveland (Georgia Southern)
#25 – Tyler Johnson (Navarro CC)
#29 – Dustin Woodcock (SIU-Edwardsville)
#30 – Sam Tolleson (Central Florida)
#35 – Alex Herceg – (Keystone College)
#44 – Blake Molitor – (Illinois State)

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


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