Rafters Look for Third Consecutive Win Against Green Bay



Rafters Look for Third Consecutive Win Against Green Bay

Wisconsin Rapids aims to move to 4-1 versus the Bullfrogs this season


Green Bay, Wis.- The Rafters topped their rivals to the east last night, by a score of 6-3. The game was tied at 3-3 in the top of the ninth inning when the Rafters Ernie Clement (Virginia) singled home a run to give the Rafters the lead. Two more insurance runs were added later in the 9th, before James Davitt (Bryant) faced the minimum in the bottom of the frame. Wisconsin Rapids improved to 10-12 in the 2nd half with the win, while the Bullfrogs fell to 12-12 with the loss.


Jake Johansmeier (Eastern Illinois) will be on the hill as the Rafters go for the sweep in Green Bay. The Northwoods League veteran is 5-1 with a 3.58 ERA this summer. This will be the first time Johansmeier has faced Green Bay in 2015. The Rafters offense will have their work cut out for them tonight, as Green Bay will be throwing 2015 Northwoods League All-Star Garrett Harrison (St. Cloud State). In addition to starting the 2015 Marshfield Clinic Northwoods League All-Star Game, the lefty has been stellar this summer for Green Bay. He leads the League with a 1.14 ERA this summer and has a record of 4-1 with 41 strikeouts in the season.


The Rafters will make the trip to Eau Claire Wednesday for a day-night doubleheader. The Rafters next home game is Thursday, July 30th against the Lakeshore Chinooks. Tickets are still available, call 715-424-5400 or buy online at



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