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Published On: July 28th, 2015



19264862990_eba467823b_zRafters Roll to a 6-3 Victory in Green Bay

Wisconsin Rapids late inning heroics gives them a 6-3 win against the Bullfrogs


Green Bay, Wis.- The Rafters got back to their winning ways this evening, topping their rivals to the east by a score of 6-3. The game was tied at 3-3 in the top of the ninth inning when the Rafters scored three runs to take the lead. James Davitt (Bryant) faced the minimum in the ninth inning, collecting his third save of the summer. Joey Graziano (St. John’s) moved to 2-0 with the win and Jeremy Graf (St. Petersburg) received the loss for the Bullfrogs. Wisconsin Rapids improves to 10-12 in the 2nd half with the win, while the home team falls to 12-12 with the loss.


The visitors capitalized on Green Bay miscues all night long, as half of the Rafters runs came on Green Bay errors. The team made five total in the ball game, and the Rafters offense supplied ten hits in the win. The winning run for the Rafters came with the bases loaded and one out in the top of the 9th, Ernie Clement (Virginia) poked a base hit into right-center field to score the pinch-runner Scotty Wright (North Florida). The two insurance runs came on a groundball up the middle by Ryan Cleveland (Georgia Southern). With a full count and two outs, the runners were moving on the pitch, Cleveland beat out the throw to first and Zack Domingues (Long Beach State) used his speed to score from second on the play, while Bryce Jordan (LSU) scored from 3rd. The Rafters bullpen was fantastic as well, with Justin Kelly (UC Santa Barbara) striking out five in two innings, Joey Graziano throwing a scoreless eighth, and Davitt slamming the door in the ninth.


The Rafters return to Green Bay tomorrow to take on the Bullfrogs, before heading 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