Rafters Seek Spilt With Mallards
Hot Lineup Leads Team Into Series Finale
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.- Just a day after the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (3-3) mashed a franchise-record 22 hits in a 13-5 rout of the Madison Mallards (6-1), they look for a split in the four-game series. In the Rafters win, they handed the Mallards their first loss of the 2016 campaign and made up one game in the South Division standings.
On the mound tonight, homegrown pitcher Jay Peters (NR, UW-Milwaukee) will look to keep the Mallards offense in check in his second start for the Rafters. In Peters’ first start of the year, he went a solid 6 innings while allowing just 2 runs on 6 hits.
Madison will counter with southpaw Patrick Boyle (1-0, Drew University). In his lone start this year, he went 5 innings while allowing only 1 run on 5 hits in a victory. Tonight will be a tough task for Boyle to shut down the red hot Rafter offense.
First pitch for the final game of the four-game series is slated for 6:35 PM at Warner Park. Tomorrow the Rafters will welcome in the BorderCats of Thunder Bay to town in the first of a two-game series.
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 150 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.