Rafters Look To Spoil Bombers’ Postseason Push

The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters take on Battle Creek Bombers at Witter Field with six games left in 2018.


Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Rafters are coming off a successful, yet error filled game against the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders. After last night’s win, the Rafters are now 15-15 in the second half and 30-35 overall. The Battle Creek Bombers are 18-13 in the second half and 34-32 overall. The Bombers have won their last six in a row with the season series tied at 3-3 entering play tonight.


On the mound for the cranberry and gold is Winston Allen (University of Delaware). Allen has a 0-0 record with a 3.60 ERA. This will be his second start for the Rafters. In five innings pitched, he has walked four, allowed four hits and struck out three.


Pitching for the Bombers is Derek Martin. This will be his first start for the Bombers but the second appearance. In one inning pitched, the righty from Tarleton State allowed zero hits and struck out two.


The first pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m. The Rafters will conclude the series against the Battle Creek Bombers on Wednesday August 8th.



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.