Wisconsin Rapids concludes six-game road trip with final game at Battle Creek
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (29-33, 14-13 2nd half) look to reset after a shutout loss to Battle Creek Bombers (31-32, 15-13 2nd half) and salvage a split in the second game of a two-game series. Last night, the Bombers scored nine runs on eight hits and held the Rafters to just two base hits.
Jake Cook (1-7, 7.15 ERA) gets the start for the Rafters. Cook has struck out 32 batters in 44 innings. Cook faced Battle Creek on July 22nd going the first four frames. The junior allowed one run on three hits with three strikeouts.
Amani Godfrey (3-4, 4.16 ERA) will take the mound for Battle Creek. The sophomore from Saginaw Valley State has allowed 22 runs on 50 hits in 49.2 innings, struck out 46 and walked 22 batters.
First pitch from C.O. Brown Stadium is at 6:05 pm CT/7:05 pm ET.
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, 200 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 website. For more information, visit www.northwoodsleague.com or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.