Wisconsin Rapids suffered their first shutout loss at home in 2018
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids (30-36, 15-16 2nd half) were shut out by the Battle Creek Bombers (34-33, 19-13 2nd half) 9-0. The Rafters were no hit through eight innings before Jake Dunham (Northern Illinois) earned his 10th double of the year.
Battle Creek started the barrage in the first scoring four on three hits capped off by a Connor Bailey two-run homer. Three more runs scored in the second off five hits. Battle Creek scored once more in the fourth and sixth innings off base hits from Caleb Henderson and Michael Brown.
The Rafters broke up the no-no with a double from Jake Dunham but suffered their first shutout loss at home and fifth total of the year 9-0. Winston Allen (0-1, 6.00 ERA) suffered his first loss allowing eight runs, four earned in four innings off 10 hits. Derek Martin (1-0, 0.00 ERA) got the win for Battle Creek with five scoreless and seven strikeouts.
The Rafters will resume the series with Battle Creek on Wednesday at Witter Field with a 7:05 pm CT first pitch. Tomorrow, Wisconsin Rapids will send three players to the Major League Dreams Showcase at Warner Park in Madison, WI. Ty Duvall (Vanderbilt), Trayson Kubo (Stephen F. Austin) and Jack-Thomas Wold (UNLV) will be heading to Madison tomorrow. The South Division game in the showcase doubleheader will begin at 7:35 pm CT at Warner Park.
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.