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Rafters Pitcher Bass Signs with Dodgers

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Brian Bass, who appeared in seven games as a Rafter, signed with the Dodgers on Wednesday  

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – Wisconsin Rapids Rafters pitcher Brian Bass (Faulkner University) signed a free agent contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday.

Bass, a right-handed pitcher, appeared in seven games as a Rafter, compiling a 1-1 record with a 1.80 ERA over 10 games and notching three saves. The Los Angeles, Calif. native collected a pair of saves in back-to-back games last week when he preserved a 7-6 Wisconsin Rapids win on June 26 in La Crosse, followed by a clean ninth in a 2-1 win in Madison on June 27.

At Faulkner University this past spring, Bass threw in 35.1 innings over 16 games, earning a 3-1 record with a 3.31 ERA. He struck out 34 compared to just eight walks while holding opponents to .244 batting average.

Bass will report to Arizona to officially sign his contract and complete a physical.

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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.