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Rafters Attempt to win 11th Straight

 

Rafters Attempt to win 11th Straight

Wisconsin Rapids goes for its sixth series win on the year

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – In what has been a record start, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters have a chance to extend its franchise-best 10 game win streak at Witter Field Monday evening against the Madison Mallards.

With the win on Sunday night, the Rafters entrenched their names into the record books, this time staking the longest win streak in team history. For just the 16th time in Northwoods League history, the Rafters have a double-digit win streak. It was a shutout performance by the Wisconsin Rapids bullpen on Sunday that helped seal the deal.

The games scoring got underway early for Wisconsin Rapids as Dustin Woodcock drove in a run on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the first. The Mallards quickly took a 2-1 lead after the top of the fourth. The lead did not last long for the Mallards due to a Woodcock solo home-run in the bottom half of the inning to tie the game. Bryson Stott drove in the go-ahead run with a single in the fifth to make it 3-2.

The Rafters offense broke out for four runs in the seventh inning, highlighted by a Nic Motley two-RBI double. Woodcock walked with the bases loaded to add another run, while Ryan Stekl bounced into a fielder’s choice to give the Rafters a comfortable 7-2 advantage. Cameron Busby tossed three innings of scoreless relief, while Jack Eagan (3-0) earned the win.

With a chance to win its sixth series in 2017, the Rafters send out right-hander Quinn DiPasquale (1-0) to start against the Mallards. DiPasquale owns a 1.75 ERA this year, starting in two games. In his most recent start against the Wisconsin Woodchucks, the righty dealt seven and two-thirds of one run baseball. His opposition today is Simon Rosenblum-Larson from Harvard. The right-hander has started two games, allowing one earned run combined, for an ERA of 0.71 on the season. On June 6th, the Madison, Wisconsin native tossed seven shutout innings against Kalamazoo, striking out seven and walking none.

The gates open at 6:05 pm for the 7:05 pm first pitch at Witter Field. Full coverage of the game starts at 6:50 pm on AM 1320 WFHR and WFHR.com, the Rafters Radio Network.

 

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The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 23-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 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 170 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM).  All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit http://northwoodsleague.com/wisconsin-rapids-rafters/ or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Rafters as your favorite team.