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Rafters Split Series at C.O. Brown Stadium

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July 10, 2015

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Rafters Split Series at C.O. Brown Stadium

Wisconsin Rapids moves to 4-1 on road trip

                    

Battle Creek, Mich- The Rafters defeated Battle Creek for the fourth time this season by a score of 6-4 this evening. John Jaeger (Pacific) picked up his 2nd win of the season for the Rafters throwing  a scoreless 7th inning. Griffin Weir (Stanford) took the loss for Battle Creek, and James Davitt (Bryant) earned his 2nd save of the summer throwing two perfect innings for Wisconsin Rapids. The Rafters moved to 5-4 in the 2nd half with the win while the Bombers fell to 2-8 with the loss.

 

The visitors jumped out to two run lead in the first inning as Zack Domingues (Long Beach State) and Beau Jordan (LSU) both scored. The Rafters lead eventually was as large as 4-0 after Ryan Cleveland (Georgia Southern) hit his 2nd home run of the season in the top of the 5th. The Rafters first baseman was two for four on the game. The game was tied at four in the top of the 8th when Jake Sandlin (Southern Mississippi) hit his 13th double of the summer as Domingues and Dustin Woodcock (SIU Edwardsville) scored to give the Rafters the lead for good. The last 9 Bombers players to come to the plate were retired by Jaeger and Davitt were stellar at the back end of the Rafters bullpen.

 

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 www.raftersbaseball.com.

 

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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.