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Rafters Look To Split Road Trip In Wausau

Wisconsin Rapids looks to avoid three consecutive losses for the second time this season

 

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (13-11) look to rebound from back-to-back losses and earn the two-game split with the Wisconsin Woodchucks (7-18). Last night, the Rafters ran into an onslaught from the Woodchucks who scored nine times on twelve hits.

 

The Woodchucks scored five runs in the second inning alone due to two solo home runs and a three-run double. They struck again an inning later with an RBI double and two-run single before capping things off in the sixth with their third solo home run of the evening.

 

The Rafters scored twice in the fourth with an RBI sac fly from Jack-Thomas Wold (UNLV) and an RBI groundout from Mitch Mallek (St. Cloud State). Woodchucks pitching held the Rafters’ offense down for most of the night allowing just four hits.

 

Chandler Greenfield (2-0, 1.84 ERA) will take the hill for Wisconsin Rapids. Greenfield has thrown a total of 14.2 innings out of the Rafters bullpen to good results. The righty from Dixie State has struck out sixteen in six appearances while walking five.

 

Alec Abdalah (1-1, 2,34 ERA) will start for the Woodchucks. This will be Abdalah’s five start of the year. In 23.0 innings, the right-hander from Los Angeles Harbor College has allowed six runs on 20 hits and struck out twelve.

 

First pitch from Athletic Park is scheduled for 3:05 pm CT.

 

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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.