Rafters Go for Road Sweep in Green Bay
Wisconsin Rapids looks to get back-to-back wins over Green Bay Sunday night
Green Bay, Wis. – One day after snagging a 12-6 win from the Green Bay Booyah (3-2), the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (2-3) travel to Green Bay for game two of a two-game set at 5:05 p.m. on Sunday night.
The Rafters offense came to life Saturday night in the series opener. Wisconsin Rapids put up 12 runs for their first double-digit offensive performance of the season. Josh Nicoloff posted three RBIs and pitcher Chris Sparks got the win in relief.
Nathan Hemmerling is expected to start on the mound for Rapids. The 6-2 righty from Lakeland University started the season opener for the Rafters, pitching one clean inning before the game was suspended due to weather. The Booyah are projected to start Jaret Godman, a right-handed pitcher out of Oklahoma.
Sunday night’s game is the second of twelve meetings between the two Great Lakes West division teams. The Rafters return to historic Witter Field Monday night for a matchup with the Wisconsin Woodchucks on Bang for Your Buck Monday.
Want to attend a Rafters game this season? Single-game tickets are on sale now. For more information on all Rafters ticket offerings visit Raftersbaseball.com, call the Rafthouse at 715-424-5400, or come visit us over at historic Witter Field. The Rafters ticket office is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday at Witter Field, 521 Lincoln Street in Wisconsin Rapids.
The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 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.