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Published On: July 28th, 2018

Wisconsin Rapids Rafters face off against Rockford Rivets in a weekend set


Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – After the sweep of the Lakeshore Chinooks, the Rafters advance to 11-9 in the second half and 26-29 overall. Tonight, they will take on the Rockford Rivets. The Rivets are struggling in the second half of the season. They currently sit last in the south division standings and have a 5-16 record and 23-32 overall. Last time these two teams battled, the Rafters swept Rockford in the home series.

The Rafters plated 7 runs on 13 hits. Alex Fedje-Johnson (Davidson College) went 4-5 last night, hitting three singles and a double. Trayson Kubo (Stephen F. Austin) had a fantastic showing. He pitched a no hitter through six innings, giving up his first hit after the second out in the seventh. Mason McReaken pitched 1.2 innings to close the game. He struck out 4 batters in his 20th appearance for the cranberry and gold.

On the mound for the Rafters is Jake Cook (Birmingham Southern). The junior righty has a 1-6 record for the Rafters and a 6.17 ERA. In his 39.1 innings pitched, he has allowed 15 walks, 55 hits and struck out 31 batters.

Pitching for the Rivets is Jimmy Burnette. The freshman from Illinois is 0-4 with an ERA of 5.40. In 28.1 innings pitched, Burnette has allowed 20 runs on 27 hits, 33 walks and 25 strikeouts.

First pitch is slated for 6:05 p.m. The Rafters will conclude their four-game home stand tomorrow against the Rockford Rivets with a 4:05 p.m start.



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.