Rafters Aim to Bounce Back Against Bombers



July 10, 2015

Contact: Nick Tirro, Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations



Rafters Aim to Bounce Back Against Bombers

Wisconsin Rapids looks to split in Battle Creek


Battle Creek, Mich- In a game where the Rafters had more hits and played cleaner defensively, the Battle Creek Bombers still found a way to secure a 5-4 win last night. The Rafters lost their first game in almost a week when they fell to the Bombers. The Rafters had their chances on Thursday night, but Battle Creek found a way to snap their four game losing streak. Wisconsin Rapids enters the game tonight 4-4 in the 2nd half while the Bombers are 2-8 since the start of July.


The 2014 Northwoods League All-Star Jon Malmin (Texas) will make his third start of the summer tonight. He has been working out of the bullpen over the last couple of weeks. In his four appearances from the Rafters bullpen, Malmin threw seven scoreless innings. Malmin made his first start of 2015 against the Bombers at Witter Field. He went three innings in a game the Rafters went on to win 7-6 on a walk-off single from Zack Domingues (Long Beach State). Min Hsia (Taiwan) will be on the bump today for Battle Creek. The Bombers right hander is 2-3 with a 2.93 ERA in 10 appearances this season.


The Rafters head to Kalamazoo tomorrow for a weekend series. First pitch for tonight’s game will be at 6:05 PM C.S.T.. The Rafters will return to Witter Field 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