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Published On: August 7th, 2016

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Proceeds From Auction Will Benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Wisconsin Rapids

***Bidding for this jersey has concluded. Thank you for your continued support of Rafters baseball***

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – For the final time during the 2016 season, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters will wear alternate jerseys for their game on Saturday, August 6th against the Kenosha Kingfish. Christmas in August will be the theme for the night and the jerseys will resemble elf jackets. Fans can submit an online bid (starting at $55) for as many jerseys as they’d like. Bidding will continue through the game on August 6th during which fans will have the chance to match and continue to bid in-person. The auction will end with the last out in the bottom of the 6th inning during game. Winners do not need not to be in attendance, but it is recommended. ($5 will be added for shipped orders). Proceeds from the auction will go to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Wisconsin Rapids.

To place your bid please follow these steps:

Click on the “BID Jersey” link beside the player’s name below.

Your email program will then open a new message

In the body of that email please include: the player’s name, the dollar amount of your bid, your name & your phone number!

example: Craig Noto, $125, John Fanta, (715) xxx-xxxx

Bid as many times as you’d like on as many jerseys as you wish! (Remember, bids less than $55 will not be considered)

Bids of $100 will automatically win the jersey, provided it is the highest bid at the time it is placed.

*Please note: The Jersey is santa’s elf themed.
** Upon completion of the game, each player will sign his jersey if desired and a member of the Rafters staff will bring those items to the Rafthouse Team Shop. At that time, payment will be needed to obtain said item. Patience is requested as over 30 transactions will need to be run immediately following the game. For faster processing, cash or check is the preferred method of payment.

#11 – Nick Belzer (Des Moines Area CC)
#12 – Cal Giese (St. Cloud State)
#13 – Gareth Stroh (Coffeyville CC)
#14 – Jake Repavich (Grand Canyon)
#15 – Blair Lakso (Buffalo)
#18 – Garrett Schilling (Xavier)
#19 – Alex Varaksa (Lackawanna CC)
#22 – Reggie Johnson (Alcorn State)
#26 – Reed Stumpf (Dubuque)
#27 – John Jaeger (Sterling College)
#28 – Chris Cooper (Texas A&M- Corpus Christi)
#31 – Jay Peters (UW- Milwaukee)
#38 – Joe Wainhouse (Washington)
#41 – Eric Ligda (Millersville)

Position Players
#0 – Brandon Polizzi (Cal State- Dominguez Hills)
#3 – Jake Lumley (Canicius)
#6 – Aldo Koutsoyanopulos (Cal State- Stanislaus)
#7 – Brett Thompson (Hope International)
#8 – Scott Kapers (Valparaiso)
#10 – Richie Palacios (Towson)
#16 – Will Iloncaie (UW-Stevens Point)
#17 – Patrick Cromwell (Clemson)
#20 – Max Widmar (Iowa Central CC)
#21 – Joey Morgan (Washington)
#25 – Rob Calabrese (Illinois-Chicago)
#29 – Dustin Woodcock (SIU-Edwardsville)
#30 – Ben Fisher (Eastern Kentucky)
#45 – Andrew Turner (LIU-Brooklyn)

#5 – Devin DeYoung (Assistant Coach)
#23 – Craig Noto (Field Manager)
#35 – Kirk Shrider (Assistant Coach)
#55 – John Halama (Pitching Coach)


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, 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 portal. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store and set the Rafters as your favorite team.