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Published On: July 4th, 2015


Wisconsin Rapids looks to break second half slide against Green Bay

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Rafters will try to end a three-game slide to start the second half of the Northwoods League season when they take on the Green Bay Bullfrogs today. After finishing the first half of the season at 15-17, Wisconsin Rapids looks for its first win in the latter portion of the season in game number four.

Last night, the Rafters made a valiant comeback but could not overcome a seven-run deficit as they fell to Green Bay, 8-6 at Joannes Stadium in Green Bay, Wis. The Bullfrogs took a commanding lead in the bottom of the first inning, scoring seven runs on six walks by the Rafters. Wisconsin Rapids brought the tying run at the plate in the top of the ninth, but Bullfrog pitcher Jeremy Graf (St. Petersburg) was able to strikeout the Rafters pinch-hitter to secure the Green Bay victory.

On the bump for Wisconsin Rapids on Independence Day will be Jay Peters, a right-hander from Randolph, Wis. Peters, who will attend UW-Milwaukee in the fall, has made one appearance for the Rafters, pitching five innings in a 4-0 loss to Madison on June 28. At Muscatine Community College in the spring, Peters was 3-5 with a 6.04 ERA, striking out 51 batters in 50.2 innings.

It’s Incourage Community Foundation Day at the ballpark as fans that bring a non-perishable food item are able to purchase two tickets for the price of one. Christian Life Fellowship is also presenting Military Appreciation Day as all branches of the Armed Forces will be recognized, the local VFW will provide the Color guard and veterans and active military members will throw out the game’s first pitch. And as it is a Saturday, all kids in attendance will have the opportunity to runs the bases following the conclusion of the game. First pitch is at 3:05 p.m. and the gates open at 2:05.


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