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Published On: June 24th, 2015


Wisconsin Rapids picked up the win in Madison on Tuesday night

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – A Rafters’ win on Wednesday night would bring Wisconsin Rapids back to .500 overall on the season and give the team a two-game sweep of their rivals from the south, the Madison Mallards. First pitch will be at 7:05 p.m. with gates opening at 6:05 p.m.

Wisconsin Rapids defeated the Mallards 3-1 last night at the Duck Pond and put the Rafters record at 13-14 on the summer. The low scoring affair was highlighted by an outstanding pitching performance from Brian Russell (College of Staten Island). The right hander threw seven stellar innings and allowed one run while striking out four. Brian Bass (Faulkner University) threw two innings as he collected his second save of the summer.

Pitching tonight for the Rafters will be Chris Falwell (Cisco College), who was drafted in the 29th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2015 MLB Draft. The tall lefty is making his fourth start of the year and has compiled an 0-1 record with a 3.27 ERA over 11 innings. The Round Rock, Texas native’s best start was against Lakeshore, when he held the Chinooks to just two hits while striking out seven over five innings on June 4.

Tonight’s game is the Delton Grand Wisconsin Dells Night at Witter Field. The first fans through the gates will receive a Dells coupon book and all fans in attendance will have a chance at hotel stay giveaways. Performing tonight will be FLOW Parkour presented by Nasonville Dairy. Also, each Wednesday home game during the 2015 season will be Point Brewery Double Your Fun Wednesday. With the purchase of two cans of the Point Brewery “Beer of the Game” from one of the Rafters vendors, fans will receive two free bags of peanuts.




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