Rafters Begin Weekend Series in Kalamazoo



July 11, 2015

Contact: Nick Tirro, Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations



Rafters Begin Weekend Series in Kalamazoo

Wisconsin Rapids faces Kalamazoo for the 5th time this season


Kalamazoo, Mich- Wisconsin Rapids defeated Battle Creek for the fourth time this season by a score of 6-4 last night. John Jaeger (Pacific) picked up his 2nd win of the season, Griffin Weir (Stanford) took the loss for Battle Creek, and James Davitt (Bryant) earned his 2nd save of the summer. The Rafters moved to 5-4 in the 2nd half with the win last night. Their opponents this evening the Kalamazoo Growlers are currently 3-9 in July.


Jack Riley (UConn) will make his sixth start of the summer tonight for the visitors. Riley is 3-0 with a 1.92 ERA in the 2015 Northwoods League season. The Rafters have won every start made by Riley this season. He will be making his third start alone against Kalamazoo today, last time he pitched at Homer Stryker Field he threw 3.2 scoreless innings before the game was suspended due to rain. Kalamazoo has not announced their starter for this evening’s ball game.


The Rafters head to Kalamazoo to start their 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