Wisconsin Rapids travels to Battle Creek for two games at C.O. Brown Stadium
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (22-29, 7-9 2nd half) visit C.O. Brown Stadium this weekend to take on the Battle Creek Bombers (24-26, 8-7 2nd half) in a two-game weekend series. This is the first time the Rafters have faced the Bombers since June 7th. Last night, the Rafters fell to Madison 7-1 in a rain-shortened game. The Mallards used a big third inning to keep the Rafters at a distance the entire night. Madison blasted two home runs including a grand slam in the six-run third frame.
On the hill tonight for the Rafters is Jake Cook (1-6, 6.62 ERA). This is the ninth start of the summer for Cook. In 35.1 innings, Cook has earned 28 strikeouts, issued 13 walks and allowed 52 hits.
The Bombers will send Jordan Rhodes (1-1, 3.85 ERA) to the mound. The sophomore from McDaniel College has made nine total appearances for the Bombers with two starts. In 23.1 innings, Rhodes has 19 strikeouts, seven walks and 25 hits allowed.
First pitch tonight is scheduled for 6:05 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.