Rafters Defeat Lakeshore In Third Shutout Win
Wisconsin Rapids held Lakeshore scoreless in fifth straight win at Witter Field
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – Following a 9-4 loss at Kapco Park last night, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters shutout the Chinooks 13-0 to win their fifth straight home game. The Rafters struck early in the first as Ty Duvall (Vanderbilt) nailed an RBI single to score Steven Rivas (Long Beach State). Brody Wofford (UCF) reached home on a 4-6-3 double play and Duvall later scored on an RBI single from Ian Fair (Northeastern).
The cranberry and gold struck again in the fourth. Matt Schmidt (Michigan) grounded out to short and collected an RBI as Ethan Stringer (Louisville) crossed home plate. Wofford belted a base hit of his own to score Fair and Duvall capped off the frame with a two-run double. The Rafters poured it on in the bottom of the eighth. Wisconsin Rapids batted around on the Chinooks scoring five runs on six hits. Ty Duvall collected two more RBI to end his night with five. Duvall’s five RBI performance is the first for a Rafter since Jake Guenther collected five in a game against Rockford back on July 16th, 2017.
Wisconsin Rapids is now 12-9 on the year following the series split with the Lakeshore Chinooks who are now 9-13.
Tomorrow, the Rafters head to Fond du Lac to visit the Dock Spiders starting a two-game series at Herr-Baker Field at Marian University. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 pm CT tomorrow evening.
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.