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Published On: June 27th, 2018

Wisconsin Rapids loses to Kenosha and the largest ninth inning comeback in Northwoods League history  

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. –  The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (14-18) took a nine-run lead 11-2 to the ninth and the Kenosha Kingfish (12-18) scored ten times for a one-run lead and held on to complete the largest ninth-inning comeback win in Northwoods League history.

Kenosha struck first with a two-run single from Jack Yalowitz. Following an hour and eleven-minute rain delay, the Rafters’ bats came alive. Mike Rojas (Auburn) worked a bases-loaded walk and Jack-Thomas Wold (UNLV) cleared the bases with a three-run double in the fifth.

The cranberry and gold poured it on in the sixth. Wisconsin Rapids scored seven time on six hits. Steven Rivas (Long Beach State) plated two with a double and later scored on a wild pitch. Mitch Mallek (St. Cloud State) earned an RBI with a base hit to right. Wold collected his second double and plated two more runs.

In the top of the ninth, Kenosha set the tone with a leadoff home run to right center from Jack Yalowitz. The Kingfish loaded the bases multiple times and took the lead with a two-run double from Scott Dubrule. In the end, ten runs scored on six hits and one Rafter error. The ten-run ninth inning from Kenosha to come back and win is the largest such comeback in Northwoods League history.

Connor Doyle (1-0, 0.00 ERA) gets the win for pitching a scoreless bottom of the ninth. Josh Aguilar (0-2, 6.48 ERA) suffered the loss. Josh Serio (0-2, 2.19 ERA) earned his fifth save.

The Rafters will face the Kingfish tomorrow at Witter Field with a 4:05 pm first pitch.




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 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.