Rafters Return To Witter Field After Long Road Trip
Wisconsin Rapids take on Rockford Rivets for first meeting at Witter in 2018
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – After the Rapids Rafters five-day road trip, the Rafters are now 3-3 in the second half standings and have a 18-23 record overall. The Rockford Rivets now sport a 19-21 overall record but have struggled going 1-5 in their first six games of the second half.
On the bump for the Rafters is Gareth Stroh (Purdue University). The Kearney, Nebraska native sports a 2-1 record and a 3.33 ERA. In 27 innings pitched, Stroh has dealt 21 strikeouts and allowed eight strikeouts. This will be his sixth start this season.
Pitching for the Rivets is Cooper Cain of Valdosta State. The righty sophomore has a 1-0 record and a 1.21 ERA. He has stuck out 37, walked ten and allowed 18 hits in 37 innings pitched. This will be Cain’s sixth start and seventh appearance.
The Rafters will be home at Witter Field for the next three days facing off against the Rockford Rivets in a two-game series and then the Green Bay Bullfrogs for the first game in a home and home series. Tonight’s first pitch is slated for 7:05p.m.
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.