Rafters Host The Bullfrogs To Finish Homestand
Wisconsin Rapids looks for a fourth straight win at home
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Rafters will conclude their three-game home stand tonight when they face off against the Green Bay Bullfrogs. The Rafters 20-23 are overall and 5-3 in the second half while their Big Top Baseball rival is 13-31 overall and 1-7 in the second half.
The Rafters are on a two-game win streak after their sweep of the Rockford Rivets. Last night, Trayson Kubo (Stephen F. Austin) pitched five innings he struck out seven batters and did not allow a run. In total, the Rafters pitching staff struck out 13 Rivets during last nights game. Steven Rivas (Long Beach State) hit his tenth homerun of the season, tying him for second in home runs in the Northwoods League.
Taking the mound for the Rafters is Brecken Lewis (Dixie State). Lewis has a 1-2 record and a 4.88 ERA. In his 27.2 innings pitched, he has struck out 15 batters and allowed the same number of walks. This will be Lewis’ tenth appearance and sixth start as a Rafter.
Pitching for the Frogs will be Jason Applegate. The righthanded junior from Villanova sports a 3.47 ERA with a 1-2 record. In his 33.2 innings pitched and 11 appearances has struck out 29 batters, walked 25 and allowed 20 hits.
The first pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m. tonight. The Rafters will hit the road for three games before having an off day on Monday, July 16th.
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.