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Published On: June 22nd, 2015



June 22, 2015

Contact: Nick Tirro, Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations



Rafters Aim for Split Against Lakeshore

Rafters face the Chinooks for the fourth time in eight days


Mequon, Wis- Wisconsin Rapids looks to maintain the season series lead against Lakeshore today as they face the defending Northwoods League champions for the sixth time this summer. The Rafters fell to the Chinooks 12-8 yesterday, in a game where offense was prevalent from start to finish. The Rafters will aim to get back to .500 in their final game in Mequon this summer.


The Rafters lineup will carry some momentum into Monday evening’s game. Brock Carpenter (Seattle) went two for five at the plate yesterday and drove in another two RBI’s for the Rafters. Jake Sandlin (Georgia College) also had a two RBI game, and Dustin Woodcock (SIU Edwardsville) had three hits including two doubles, and three runs scored out of the leadoff spot. Jon Malmin (Texas) made his first appearance out of the bullpen for the Rafters tossing three scoreless innings for Wisconsin Rapids. Zach Kolodziejski (Niagra) will make the start tonight, with his last assignment coming against Battle Creek on Friday June 12th. He went 3 perfect innings in a game the Rafters went on to win 4-3.


Wisconsin Rapids will head to Madison on June 23 to start a home and home series with the Mallards. La Crosse comes to Historic Witter Field on the 25th of June. Tickets are available for all remaining Rafters home games, call 715-424-5400 or go to




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