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Rafters Lose To Rivets Comeback

Wisconsin Rapids lost a lead in the eighth to Rockford as the Rivets forced a season series split

 

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (27-32, 12-12 2nd half) dropped the final game of the season series to the Rockford Rivets (26-33, 8-17 2nd half) 6-4. The Rafters held a two-run lead entering the bottom of the eighth 4-2. The Rivets scored four runs to take a lead and held on in the ninth.

 

Once again, Wisconsin Rapids started the scoring in the first as Ethan Stringer (Louisville) scored on a groundout. The Rafters scored again in the second with an RBI single from Victor Carlino (Long Beach State). The cranberry and gold made it 4-0 in the fourth with a two-run single from Ethan Stringer.

 

The Rivets began their comeback in the fifth scoring on back-to-back RBI base hits. Rockford scored four runs in the eighth on one hit to take on 6-4 lead as five walks were issued in the frame by the Rafters, three of them were with the bases loaded. The Rafters were held quiet in the ninth as Rockford held on to their lead. The season series between Rockford and Wisconsin Rapids ends with a 4-4 split.

 

The loss goes to Hunter Robichaux (1-2, 3.78 ERA) his second of the season. The win was awarded to Logan DeWulf (1-0, 0.00 ERA) as he finished the top of the eighth. Tanner Propst (3-2, 3.38 ERA) earned the save with a scoreless ninth.

 

The Rafters have a quick turnaround as the team will head to Kalamazoo for a day/night doubleheader. First pitch for game one is 12:05 pm CT/1:05 pm ET while game two is set for 6:05 pm CT/7:05 pm ET.

 

 

 

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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.