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Rafters in Wausau for Final Road Game

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Rafters in Wausau for Final Road Game

Wisconsin Rapids looks to continue success against the Woodchucks

                    

Wausau, Wis.- The Rafters are 6-1 against their rivals to the north this season, and look to continue their success against them this evening. The Rafters won two out of three against them back in Monday’s triple header. Wisconsin Rapids is one win away from tying their record for most wins in a season. They are 30-34 on the season. The Woodchucks come into the game with a record of 23-44 overall.

 

Jon Malmin (Texas) will take the ball tonight for the Rafters. The lefty is making his 11th appearance of the summer tonight, his 7th as a starter. The 2014 Northwoods League All-Star has 19 strikeouts in 26 innings this summer. The Woodchucks have not yet announced a starter for tonight’s ball game. Ryan Cleveland’s (Georgia Southern) bat has been on fire as of late, going 4-for-5 on the day with the two home runs and three RBI, and now has home runs in three straight games. Jake Sandlin (Southern Mississippi) was 5-for-6 in the final two games of the triple header on Monday, hitting his 22nd double of the summer. Zack Domingues (Long Beach State) also picked up four hits and is now 10-for-18 with 1 runs scored over his last six games.

 

The Rafters return home tomorrow to take on the Thunder Bay Border Cats. The Border Cats will be back in town Friday before Green Bay comes to town for the final series of the season. Tickets are still available for all remaining Rafters home games, call 715-424-5400 or buy online at RaftersBaseball.com.

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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 www.raftersbaseball.com.