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Published On: July 8th, 2017


Rafters Attempt to Win Sixth in a Row

Wisconsin Rapids searches for sweep of Lakeshore for second time this season

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – With a chance to win six in a row, Wisconsin Rapids (30-9) finishes the series in Lakeshore (19-19) from Kapco Park on Saturday. Rapids held on for a 3-2 win on Friday against the Chinooks.

For the second straight game, the Rafters put a run on in the first inning. Bryson Stott walked and advanced to third when Lakeshore starter Austin Jones (1-1) picked off to first and the ball got away from the first basemen. Dustin Woodcock singled to left to put Rapids ahead 1-0.

Stott led off the third with a single, and scored for Rapids on a ball hit to third by Ryan Stekl as Jack Dunn rushed the throw over to first. Stott scored all the way from first as the ball rolled toward right field.

After a rain delay, Rapids loaded the bases on three straight walks from new pitcher Peter Bovenzi of Lakeshore. Nick Campe entered to pitch for the Chinooks, and got a double play, but delivered a wild pitch to bring home the Rafters third run of the game.

Cameron Busby earned the save for the second time this season, tossing a scoreless ninth to close the door for the Rafters in a 3-2 victory. Stott led the Rafters, reaching base four times, twice with a hit, and twice with a walk.

Wisconsin Rapids send All-Star Jack Eagan (6-0) to the mound on Saturday with a chance to sweep the Chinooks. Eagan owns an ERA of 1.54, and has the most wins in the Northwoods League this season. The lefty has 42 strikeouts, a team-high in 35 innings pitched. In his last outing against Madison, Eagan went six innings and struck out six while giving up two earns runs in his sixth win of the season.

The Rafters are 3-0 in the season series against the Chinooks, and now trail the all-time series 19-22.

Coverage of Saturday’s game starts at 6:20 p.m. for a 6:35 p.m. first pitch in Lakeshore on AM 1320 WFHR and, the Rafters Radio Network. This is the second and final game of the series.



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 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.