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Published On: August 3rd, 2018

Wisconsin Rapids left 12 on base as the Bombers worked around eight Rafters hits to sweep the series.


Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (29-34, 14-14 2nd half) fell to the Battle Creek Bombers (32-32, 16-13 2nd half) 3-1. Both teams collected eight hits but, the Rafters could get the hit to bring home runs as they left 12 on base.


Wisconsin Rapids started the scoring though as Ethan Stringer (Louisville) lead the game with his second triple of the season. Dustin Woodcock (SIU Edwardsville) brought in Stringer on a groundout. Stringer would finish a home run shy of the cycle going 3-for-5. It was all Bombers from then onward. Battle Creek scored on a base hit from Jake Wilson in the second and a sac fly from Henderson in the third. One more run came in on an RBI single. The Rafters threatened here and there but Battle Creek held on for a 3-1 win.


Amani Godfrey (4-4, 3.90 ERA) earned the win allowing one run in 5.2 innings. Jake Cook (1-8, 6.84 ERA) suffered the loss allowing two earned, three total runs in 4.2 innings. Derek Martin (0-0, 0.00 ERA) pitched a scoreless ninth with two strikeouts to earn his first save.


Rafters return home for a weekend series with the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders at Witter Field. First pitch Saturday is 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, 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 or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.