Rafters Shut Out By Chinooks
Wisconsin Rapids gets shut out by Lakeshore and Kevin Tibor’s complete game performance
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (18-23, 3-3 2nd half) were shut out by the Lakeshore Chinooks (22-19, 6-0 2nd half) 4-0 at Kapco Park. Lakeshore rode the hot hand of starter Kevin Tibor who went all nine innings allowing no runs on six hits, issued no walks and accrued five strikeouts.
The Chinooks scored two unearned runs between the first and fourth as the Rafters committed four errors in field. Lakeshore scored earned runs in the seventh and eighth. A sacrifice fly brought in a run in the seventh followed by a base hit in the eighth frame.
Wisconsin Rapids had its chances in the fifth and sixth with runners at the corners and one out on the board, but double plays ended those scoring chances.
Kevin Tibor (4-3. 1.26 ERA) got his fourth win of the season in the complete game shutout. Jake Cook (1-5, 6.68 ERA), despite putting in a quality start, suffered the loss with two unearned runs on four hits. Cook struck out four in six innings pitched.
The Rafters return home tomorrow to start a three-game homestand. The Rockford Rivets pay Witter Field a visit for the first time in 2018. First pitch tomorrow is at 7:05 pm CT.
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.