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June 27, 2015
Contact: Nick Tirro, Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations
Rafters Head to Madison for Weekend Series
Rafters take on the Mallards for the 5th time this season
Madison, Wis- The Rafters topped the Loggers 7-6 Friday night at Copeland Park. Now the Rafters set their sights on the third place Madison Mallards in their final weekend series of June. The teams will play for the third time in five days and for the fifth tome this season. The Rafters, who are 14-15 so far this season, look to get back to .500 against a team fighting for the South division first half crown. The last time the Rafters were in Madison they were victorious 3-1.
Jack Riley (Uconn) will be on the mound for Wisconsin Rapids and Nate Hoffman (Middle Tennessee State) will be on the hill for Madison. Riley enters the game with a record of 1-0 and an ERA of 1.83, while Nate Hoffman has a record of 3-0 and a 2.37 ERA. Brock Carpenter (Seattle) and Mitchell McGeein (Eastern Michigan) both hit homeruns for the Rafters yesterday and they look to stay hot at the plate.
Wisconsin Rapids will be in Madison tomorrow for their final road game of June. The Rafters then return home for a day-night doubleheader against the Eau Claire Express to conclude the first half of the Northwoods League 2015 season. Tickets are available for all remaining Rafters home games, call 715-424-5400 or go to www.raftersbaseball.com.
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 www.raftersbaseball.com.