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Published On: July 3rd, 2015


Wisconsin Rapids has now lost three one-run games to their rivals in Kenosha

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – Wisconsin Rapids has a new nemesis and they are known as the Kenosha Kingfish. For the second straight night, the Rafters fell to the Kingfish by one run, 3-2. A solo home run by the Kenosha in the top of the eighth broke a 2-2 tie and gave Kingfish a 3-2 lead. The Rafters are now 0-2 to start the second half of the season and 15-19 overall, while Kenosha is 2-0 in the latter half of the season and 25-13 overall.

The Rafters opened the game with a run in the bottom of the first, scoring on the Kingfish for the first time in 12 innings dating back three games. Brock Carpenter (Seattle) singled to right field, scoring Zack Domingues (Long Beach State) to open the scoring.

Adam Hall (Xavier) started on the mound for Wisconsin Rapids and kept Kenosha off balance, starting the game with five scoreless innings. In the sixth, however, the Kingfish mounted a two-out rally, scoring a pair of runs on a couple hits and a Rafter error to take a 2-1 lead.

Wisconsin Rapids then tied the game on a bases loaded walk by Domingues in the bottom of the seventh, only to have Kenosha retake the lead in the top of the eighth on a solo home run.

Hall pitched well and took a no-decision as he threw six innings, allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits while striking out two and walking six. Justin Kelly (UC Santa Barbara) took the loss in relief, giving up the home run on two hits over two innings. James Davitt (Bryant) pitched a scoreless ninth inning for the Rafters.

Scotty Wright (North Florida) went 2-for-2 at the plate in his second game as a Rafter, leading the charge at the plate. Domingues was 0-for-1, drawing three walks, scoring a run and picked up an RBI.

The Rafters head to Green Bay for a matchup with the Bullfrogs on Friday, before returning to Witter Field to host the Bullfrogs on Saturday, July 4 at 3:05 p.m. It will be Incourage Community Foundation Day at the ballpark as the first 250 fans that bring a non-perishable food item to the Rafters ticket office will have the chance to purchase two tickets for the price of one. Christian Life Fellowship is also presenting Military Appreciation Day on July 4. And as it is a Saturday, all kids in attendance will have the opportunity to runs the bases following the conclusion of the game.


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