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Published On: July 30th, 2015




Wisconsin Rapids falls in night cap on walk-off single


Eau Claire, Wis.- The Rafters fell for the second game of the doubleheader by a score of 6-5 at Carson Park. Taking the win for Eau Claire was Victor Sanchez (New Mexico), it was his third win of the summer. Craig Pearcy (Morehead State) took the loss for the Rafters. Wisconsin Rapids moves to 26-31 overall, 11-14 in the 2nd half. The Express with their fouth straight win, are now 27-34 on the season, and 14-13 in the 2nd half. 


The Rafters were leading 5-1 going into the bottom of the eighth inning. John Jaeger (Pacific) was outstanding through the first seven innings for Wisconsin Rapids. The visitors were winning 2-1 in the eighth when Sam Tolleson (Central Florida) crushed a thre run home run into the Eau Claire night to extend the lead to four runs. It was all Express the rest of the way as they scored three runs in the bottom of the frame. The Express had runners on 2nd and third with two outs in the bottom of the ninth when Kyle Marinconz (Cal Poly) singled to right field. Joe Gillette (Oregon State) scored the tying run and Sam Hurt (Madison College) came home from second base on the base hit to win the game for Eau Claire. The Express finish the summer 3-0 against Wisconsin Rapids, while the Rafters fall to 0-5 against the North Division.


The Rafters return home for a series against the Lakeshore Chinooks. After the two game set they will head to Battle Creek for a weekend series. Tickets are still available for all remaining Rafters home games, 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