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Rafters Close Home Stand with Series Against Woodchucks

Wisconsin Woodchucks return to Wisconsin Rapids for second series at Witter Field.

 

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – After the loss last night to the Dock Spiders, the Rafters move to 7-5 on the season. The Rafters now stand at third in the South Division and are two games back from the division leaders, the Madison Mallards.

 

The Rafters look to bounce back after a 6-2 loss against the Fond du Lac last night.

Wisconsin Rapids totaled six hits last night. Two came from Josh Campbell (Stephen F. Austin), he went 2-for-2 as he came in the game in the seventh inning. Also recording two hits, was standout Jack-Thomas Wold (UNLV). He went 2-for-4 adding two singles.

 

Today, the Rafters will start their second series with the Wisconsin Woodchucks. The Woodchucks are now 5-7 after their win over the Kenosha Kingfish at home last night.  Wisconsin Woodchucks’ hot hitter is #15 Alex Toral. The freshman from University of Miami is batting .406 and has 13 hits, two doubles and four RBI in eight games for the Woodchucks.

 

Taking the hill today for the Rafters is Gareth Stroh. This will be Stroh’s debut for the Rafters in the 2018 season, however not his all-time debut as he was a part of the 2016 Rafters Summer Collegiate World Series Championship season. In 2016, Stroh recorded a 3.60 ERA, a 5-2 record and led the Rafters in strikeouts with 55 in 60.0 innings pitched.

 

On the mound for the Woodchucks today is Orsen Josephina. This season for the Woodchucks Josephina sports a 1.12 ERA with six strikeouts, five walks and eight hits in 8.0 innings pitched.

 

First pitch is slated for 12:05 p.m.

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The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Now in its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods 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, 190 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR).  All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit  www.raftersbaseball.com 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.