Wisconsin Rapids begin four-game road trip riding momentum from biggest shutout win in team history
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – Last night’s shut out win against the Lakeshore Chinooks propels the Rafters into away series against the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders. The cranberry and gold advance to 12-9 on the season with the win last night. The 13-0 win is the biggest shutout win in team history besting a 12-0 shutout of Kenosha on July 22nd of last year.
Tonight, the Rafters will face off against the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders who are currently 13-8 this season ranking them third in the South Division Standings. The Rafters are one game back from the Dock Spiders, and are currently ranked fourth.
Ty Duvall (Vanderbilt) had a stellar performance last night in his Witter Field debut. He went 4-5 with one double, 5 RBI and 3 runs scored. Duvall’s five RBI performance is the first for the Rafters since last season when Jake Guenther collected five against Rockford on July 16th, 2017.
Taking the bump for the Rafters is Jake Cook (Birmingham Southern). This will be Cook’s fourth start for the Rafters. He currently has a 1-2 record with a 6.75 ERA and has struck out 11 batters.
Pitching for the Dock Spiders is Jon Young. The righty is 1-1 with a 0.00 ERA in four appearances including three starts. This will be the second time Young has faced the Rafters this season. Young made the start on June 9th at Witter Field for Fond du Lac. The sophomore earned the win by tossing seven scoreless innings with five strikeouts.
The first pitch is slated for 6:35p.m. from Herr-Baker Field at Marian University.
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.