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Published On: July 9th, 2015



July 9, 2015

Contact: Nick Tirro, Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations



Rafters Ride 4 Game Win Streak into Battle Creek

Wisconsin Rapids looks to continue success against Bombers


Battle Creek, Mich- The Rafters look to continue their winning ways against the Bombers tonight at C.O. Brown Stadium. The Rafters have not lost to Battle Creek this season, and have also won their last four games. The Rafters have been playing their best baseball of the summer the past four games. The offense has exploded while Jay Peters (Uw-Milwaukee) and Brian Russell (College of Staten Island) just had their two best starts of 2015.


Adam Hall (Xavier) will be on the mound tonight in Battle Creek. The right-hander is 2-2 with a 3.35 ERA this summer. Opposing him on the mound will be Alex Hermeling (Ohio State). He is having an impressive season as well, with a record of 2-3 and a 1.39 ERA. He also has four complete games in 2015 as well.


The Rafters return to C.O. Brown Stadium again tomorrow, before heading to Kalamazoo for a weekend series. First pitch for tonight and tomorrow’s game will be at 6:05 PM C.S.T.. 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




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