Wisconsin Rapids head to Green Bay for the third time to begin weekend road trip
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – After a rain-shortened blowout 15-1 loss to Green Bay, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (20-24, 5-4 2nd half) look to return the favor at Joannes Stadium. The Green Bay Bullfrogs (14-31, 2-7 2nd half) scored eight runs in the first frame from eight hits. The Rafters scored a run in their first inning as Ty Duvall (Vanderbilt) collected an RBI single, but the Bullfrog did not let up. Three more runs crossed for the Bullfrogs via back-to-back home runs and an RBI sacrifice fly. Before the rain came in the eighth, four more Green Bay runs scored between the fifth and seventh innings.
The Rafters reset tonight and will send Tyler Giovinco (2-0, 4.00 ERA) to the mound. Giovinco is making his third start tonight and has earned the win in his first two starts against the Kingfish and Dock Spiders.
The Bullfrogs will give the ball to Leo Perez (3-1, 3.57 ERA). Perez is making his seventh start for the Frogs tonight. In 27.2 innings pitched, he has struck out 27 and walked 10. His first start came against the Rafters on June 1st and earned the win allowing just one earned run and striking out four.
First pitch from Joannes Stadium 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.