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Rafters End Home Finale With A Win

Wisconsin Rapids wins their home finale to send the cranberry crazies home happy

Box Score

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (33-37, 18-17 2nd half) won their final home game of the year 4-1 over the Green Bay Bullfrogs (28-43, 16-19 2nd half). The Rafters rallied in the eighth scoring three runs to take a late lead against the Frogs.

 

Both teams traded runs in the second. Green Bay scored on a wild pitch and the Rafters responded a half inning later with an RBI single from Payton Robertson (Louisiana State Shreveport). The Rafters broke the 1-1 stalemate in the eighth scoring three times on three hits. The Rafters loaded the bases on Ben Keizer with one out. Dustin Woodcock (SIU Edwardsville) brought in the go-ahead run with a hit by pitch. Brody Wofford (University of Central Florida) added on two more with a base hit to right field. Jonathan Hernandez (Chapman) pitched a scoreless ninth to seal the win. The Rafters end 20-15 at home, their third straight season with 20 wins or more at Witter Field.

 

Jonathan Hernandez (3-1, 1.07 ERA) earned his third win with 2.2 innings of scoreless work. Ben Keizer (1-2, 6.08 ERA) suffered the loss allowing three runs in the eighth.

 

The Rafters will play their final game of the 2018 season tomorrow at Joannes Stadium at 3:05 p.m. CT.

 

 

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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, over 200  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.