Rafters Travel To Green Bay To Kick Off Road Trip
Wisconsin Rapids begins five straight on the road tonight facing the Green Bay Bullfrogs
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Rafters took the first game of the two-game series against the Green Bay Bullfrogs 11-7 yesterday. The Rafters are 16-20 on the season and 1-0 in the second half. Despite an early lead by the Frogs, the Rafters came back and used their heat offense to rally.
Gareth Stroh (Purdue) earned the win. He pitched six innings striking out four batters. Another notable Rafter yesterday was Payton Robertson (Louisiana State Shreveport). He had the two run single to take the lead for the Rafters in the third inning. He also made a phenomenal line drive catch to end the fourth inning.
Taking the bump tonight for the Rafters is Trayson Kubo (Stephen F. Austin). Kubo has been a reliable starter for the Rafters this season. He sports a 3-1 record and a 0.96 ERA. In 28 innings pitched, he has struck out 24 batters, walked 14 and allowed 16 walks.
Pitching for the Bullfrogs is Ryan Gowens from Arizona. The senior sports a 1-0 record with a 4.15 ERA. This will be his third start of the season. In 8.2 innings pitched he struck out eight batters.
The first pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m. at Joannes Stadium.
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.