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Published On: July 6th, 2015



July 5, 2015

Contact: Nick Tirro, Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations



Rafters Offense Produces more Fireworks in 10-9 Victory

Wisconsin Rapids collects 2nd straight win in Wausau


Wausau, Wis- The Rafters bats were alive and well today at Athletic Park as Wisconsin Rapids defeated the Woodchucks 10-9. Joey Graziano (St. John’s) picked up his first win, while Tanner Gragg (Kansas) took the loss for the Woodchucks. James Davitt (Bryant) collected the save, by striking out the side in the 9th inning,  in the Rafters win. The Rafters moved to 2-3 in the 2nd half with the win while the Chucks now have an identical record as they take the loss.


Jake Johansmeier (Eastern Illinois) was on the mound today for Wisconsin Rapids, and he received the no-decision in his five and two-thirds innings of work. The Rafters offense was the story today, as they had another double digit total in the run column. Eight of the nine players in the lineup touched home today for the Rafters. Dustin Woodcock (SIU-Edwardsville) had an RBI double with a run scored. Brock Carpenter (Seattle) had an RBI double and a run scored as well. It was a total team effort today for the Rafters.


The Rafters return home tomorrow to complete a suspended game and take on the Woodchucks in a seven inning game tomorrow evening at Witter Field. First pitch will be at 6:35 PM. Tickets are available for all remaining Rafters home games, call 715-424-5400 or go to




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