Wisconsin Rapids’ season series with Kenosha ends in a split following a shutout loss
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (20-27, 5-7 2nd half) were shut out by the Kenosha Kingfish (23-23, 10-2 2nd half) Sunday afternoon 4-0. The Rafters were held to three hits while Kenosha scored four times on 11 hits.
The Kingfish scored twice in the first from three consecutive base hits from the top of their order. Two more runs score between the sixth and seventh frames. Three doubles brought in a run in the sixth for Kenosha with Mike Madej earning the RBI. A single from Weiller brought in a run in the seventh.
Jake Cook (1-6, 6.62 ERA) suffered the loss allowing two runs in three innings. Kaleb Schmidt (1-4, 3.79 ERA) earned his first win through seven scoreless and six strikeouts.
The Rafters have an off-day tomorrow and begin a three-game homestand Tuesday against the Kalamazoo Growlers. First pitch from Witter Field is 7:05 pm CT on Tuesday.
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.