Rafters Take on Kingfish in Doubleheader



July 17, 2015

Contact: Nick Tirro, Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations



Rafters Take on Kingfish in Doubleheader

Wisconsin Rapids start series with 1st Place Kingfish today in doubleheader


Kenosha, Wis- Due to heavy rain, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters and Kenosha Kingfish were forced to postpone their game on Thursday July 16th. Unplayable field conditions, will force the teams to play a doubleheader today in Kenosha. The first game of the doubleheader will begin at 4:30 PM, with the second game beginning 30 minutes at the conclusion of the first. The Rafters are in 5th place in the 2nd half standings. The Kingfish, who were just swept by the Woodchucks, have a record of 10-5 and sit atop the South division standings.


Adam Hall (Xavier) will be the starter in the first game for the Rafters. The right hander is 2-3 with a 3.37 ERA in 2015. Hall faced Kenosha back on July 2nd, he went 6.1 innings and received the no decision in the game. Ryne Blanton (Madison College) will be the starter for the Kingfish in game 1. He’s 2-0 with a 4.10 ERA on the season. Blanton was also the starter back on July 2nd, he allowed one run in five innings as he got the no decision in the Kenosha’s 3-2 win. Jon Malmin (Texas) will be the starter in the second game for the Rafters, while 2015 Northwoods League All-star P.J. Schuster (SIU Edwardsville) gets the start for Kenosha.


The Rafters return home Saturday to take on the La Crosse Loggers to begin their final series of the summer. 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