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Georgia College Duo Tabbed To Join Rafters For 2016

Mattix-Busby Release

Rafters Add Teammates Mattix And Busby

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – In the latest wave of roster additions, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are excited to announce the signings of outfielder Logan Mattix and right-handed pitcher Cameron Busby from Georgia College. Both sophomores, Mattix and Busby each are in the midst of strong campaigns for the Bobcats and will look to build on their exceptional performances in the nationally renowned Northwoods League.

“Both Logan and Cameron are having great spring seasons and we’re excited to have them bring their talents to Wisconsin Rapids this summer,” said Rafters general manager John Fanta.

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OF – Logan Mattix, 6-0, 180, (R/R), Sophomore, Georgia College
Mattix, a sweet-swinging sophomore from Georgia, will call Witter Field his home this summer. After an all-state high school career at Loganville High School, Mattix busted onto the collegiate scene a year ago by earning 36 starting nods as a true freshman and posting a .316 batting average as well as tallies of five home runs, 46 RBIs, and eight stolen bases. In addition to finishing fourth on the Georgia College squad in batting average and runs batted in, he was named the Peach Belt Conference Freshman of the Week on three occasions as the Bobcats captured the Peach Belt Championship at season’s end. To this point in his follow-up campaign, Mattix has not disappointed as he has smashed eight home runs and pushed across 23 RBI while swinging the bat at a .301 rate and swiping five bases. Logan hails from Loganville, Georgia.

 

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P – Cameron Busby, 5-11, 150, (R/R), Sophomore, Georgia College
Joining Mattix in Wisconsin Rapids will be his Bobcat teammate and versatile right-handed pitcher Cameron Busby. Also a sophomore, Busby’s improvement from his collegiate debut as a freshman last year to his second season at Georgia College has been nothing short of incredible. After maintaining a 4.93 ERA and logging 80.1 innings in 20 appearances a year ago, Busby has established himself as a go-to arm out of the bullpen, already having piled up 44 innings in 16 appearances. Despite having worked exclusively in a relief capacity, Busby owns one save, 34 strikeouts, just five walks, and a team-leading five wins. Among pitchers with at least 15 innings of work on the Bobcat staff, Busby’s 2.86 ERA is the lowest. Busby is originally from Grovetown, Georgia.

 

The home opener for the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters is June 1st at 7:05 against the Green Bay Bullfrogs. Solarus Founders Club, bleacher 9-Game ticket packages, and group outing packages are on sale now. Call 715-424-5400 or stop by the Rafters Front Office Monday-Friday from 9-5 to purchase a ticket package or book a group outing.

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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 23rd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2016, 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 140 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 (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (CHC). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website.  For more information, visit www.raftersbaseball.com.