FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 7, 2015
Contact: Nick Tirro, Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations
Rafters Roll Over the Woodchucks 11-2
Wisconsin Rapids scores double digit runs for third straight game
Wausau, Wis- The Rafters offense has been a well-oiled machine the last three games as they poured it on in Wausau for an 11-2 win at Athletic Park. The offense was not the only story, as Jay Peters (UW-Milwaukee) struck out ten batters in six innings to pick up his first win of the summer. The Rafters started the first inning with a bang, scoring four runs in the top of the first inning. They plated one run in the second inning, another run in the fourth and then put the hame away for good with five runs in the seventh.
Jay Peters once again was outstanding in his six innings of work. The Rafters bullpen allowed one run in three innings of work, with Derek Kawlewski ( Rhode Island) striking out the last two batters he saw in the ninth inning to seal the win. Zack Domingues (Long Beach State) had a three hit ball game with a run scored and 1 RBI. Dustin Woodcock (SIU-Edwardsville) had a four hit game and 3 RBI’s for Wisconsin Rapids. Jake Sandlin also added to his team leading 26 RBI’s with 3 in the ball game tonight. It was another total team effort as the Rafters combined for 16 total hits on the night.
The Rafters return to Athletic Park again tomorrow, before heading to Michigan for a four game out of state trip. First pitch for today and tomorrow’s game will be at 6:35 PM. The Rafters will not return to Witter Field until July 14th when they will face off against the Madison Mallards. 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.