Wisconsin Rapids ends the year with a win over Green Bay in the final game at Joannes Stadium
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (34-37, 19-17 2nd half) defeated the Green Bay Bullfrogs (38-44, 16-20 2nd half) 8-3 in the 2018 season finale. The Rafters took the lead in the first and never looked back, holding the lead with a plethora of offense.
The cranberry and gold got the party started in the first. Three runs scored on three hits. Jack-Thomas Wold (UNLV) delivered a base hit to bring in the first run. Alex Fedje-Johnson (Davidson) added another with an RBI sac fly to center and Mitch Mallek (St. Cloud State) topped it off with an RBI single.
The Rafters struck again in the fourth as Mallek scored on a wild pitch and in the fifth, two runs came in on a hit from Alex Fedje-Johnson. With a 6-0 lead in the sixth, The Rafters allowed three runs to Bullfrogs on two Rafter errors. Wisconsin Rapids pushed the lead up to five in the eighth. A Jordan Wiley (Kalamazoo College) single and two Bullfrogs errors made it 8-3 Rafters. Trayson Kubo (Stephen F. Austin) closed the door with a scoreless eighth and ninth innings.
Brecken Lewis (2-3, 5.01 ERA) earned the win as McKinley Moore (0-4, 9.12 ERA) suffered the loss allowing six runs in five innings.
The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters want to thank everyone for a memorable 2018 season.
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.