Jake Serwe named Assistant GM
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – With a sixth season of Rafters baseball in the books the team has announced a promotion in the front office. Jake Serwe, who has spent the past four seasons with the team in various roles, has been named Assistant General Manager.
"Since joining the Rafters as an intern, Jake’s responsibilities have continually evolved and expanded each season,” said Rafters general manager John Fanta. “Jake’s work ethic has allowed him to grow along with our business the past four years and I look forward to having him continue to contribute to our success in his expanded role.”
Serwe began his Rafters tenure in 2012 as an operations intern before being promoted to Ticket Sales and Box Office Manager in 2013. He most recently concluded his second season as Inside Sales and Operations Manager. Serwe will work with Rafters season ticket package holders, small businesses, local non-profit organizations to find fundraising and group outing solutions and oversee game day operations at Witter Field.
Serwe began his career in baseball as an intern with the Omaha Storm Chasers of the Pacific Coast League in 2011. He received his bachelor’s degree in Sport Management from UW-Parkside in 2012 and is a native of Brownsville, Wisconsin.
“I am excited to have the opportunity to continue working with my Rafters and Big Top Baseball colleagues,” Serwe said. “I have been able to see this organization grow both on and off the field in the past four years and I am looking forward to continuing that while working with the loyal fans of the Rafters in 2016.”
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 (KC). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website. For more information, visit www.raftersbaseball.com.