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Published On: July 13th, 2015



July 12, 2015

Contact: Nick Tirro, Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations



Rafters Finish Road Trip with Win in Kalamazoo

Wisconsin Rapids evens up season series against the Growlers in 7-4 win


Kalamazoo, Mich- Wisconsin Rapids won its final game in Kalamazoo today by a score of 7-4. Jake Johansmeier picked up his fifth win of the summer, while Adrian Morales (Rochester College) took the loss in his debut for Kalamazoo. The Rafters with the win moved to 6-5 in the 2nd half, while the Growlers fell to 4-10 with the loss.


Jake Johansmeier (Eastern Illinois) was very good again today for the Rafters, going 6.2 innings in the win. The Rafters offense looked good again as well, as it was another team effort at the plate. Ernie Clement (Virginia) and Nate Easley (San Joaquin Delta CC) both had 3 hit days at the plate. Clement had a double with 2 RBI’s while Easley had a triple and 2 RBI’s. Dustin Woodcock (SIU Edwardsville) had a two hit game and two runs scored to help propel the Rafters offense as well. Justin Kelly (UC Santa Barbara) was great in his 1.1 innings of work, while James Davitt (Bryant) recorded the final 3 outs in the ninth for the Rafters.


.. The Rafters have an off day tomorrow, before returning to Witter Field July 14th  when they face  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