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Rafters Matchup With Mallards

Wisconsin Rapids takes on Madison Mallards for the last time at Witter Field in 2018.

 

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters completed their first sweep of the Kalamazoo Growlers in the 2018 season. After last night’s 12-1 victory, the Rafters move to 7-7 in the second half and 22-27 overall.

The name of the game was walks last night for the Rafters as their first six runs were scored without a hit. The Growlers pitching staff threw a total of 19 walks and had two hit batters. Jake Dunham (Northern Illinois University) and Brody Wofford (Central Florida) worked four walks and Ty Duvall (Vanderbilt) worked three. Mitch Mallek (St. Cloud State) was the sole Rafter with a multi-hit game last night. He went 2-5 with three runs scored and two RBI.

On the hill tonight for the Rafters is Chandler Greenfield (Dixie State). Greenfield has a 2-0 record for the Rafters and a 3.72 ERA. In 29.0 innings pitched he has 23 strikeouts, 15 walks and 33 hits. This will be his third start for the Rafters and twelfth appearance.

Pitching for the Mallards is Sean Leland. This righty pitcher sports a 2-2 record for the Mallards with a 3.71 ERA. He has struck out 33 batters, walked nine and allowed 39 hits in his 36.1 innings pitched. This will be Leland’s seventh start and eighth appearance.

The first pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m. The Rafters hit the road tomorrow for a three-game weekend road trip leading into the All-Star Break. The Rafters will return home on July 26th to the start their final series with the Lakeshore Chinooks.

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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.