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Published On: July 15th, 2018

Wisconsin Rapids with a win today can win the season series against Kenosha


Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (20-26, 5-6 2nd half) end their season series this afternoon with the Kenosha Kingfish (22-23, 9-2 2nd half). The Rafters currently hold a 4-3 advantage in the series which can either end in a split or a two-game advantage for Wisconsin Rapids at the end of the day.

Last night, Kenosha started the scoring in the first with an RBI groundout from Jack Yalowitz. The Rafters tied it up in the fifth as Jake Dunham (Northern Illinois) scored on a wild pitch from Kingfish starter Trent Palmer. The cranberry and gold took the lead 2-1 in the eighth from a Jordan Wiley (Kalamazoo College) base hit to score Payton Robertson (Louisiana State Shreveport). Kenosha tied it up at two with an RBI single from Scott Dubrule in their eighth frame. After a leadoff walk and sac bunt put a Kingfish in scoring position in the ninth, Scott Wagner delivered the walk-off double.

Going for the Rafters today is Jake Cook (1-5, 6.68 ERA). The junior from Birmingham Southern is making his eighth start of the season. In 32.1 innings pitched, Cook has struck out 24 and walked 11.


The Kingfish will counter with Kaleb Schmidt (0-4, 4.64 ERA). Schmidt is making his ninth start of the year and third against the Rafters. Facing the cranberry and gold, Schmidt has gone 0-2 allowing eight earned runs on eight hits, seven walks and eight strikeouts.


First pitch from Simmons Field is 1:05 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 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.