Rafters Offense Steals Show in Win Over Green Bay
Wisconsin Rapids posted 12 runs in a victory over Green Bay at their home opener
Green Bay, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (2-3) found an offensive rhythm early against the Green Bay Booyah (3-2) and didn’t slow down on their way to a 12-6 road win on Saturday night.
The Rafters put up three runs in the first inning and Green Bay answered with two of their own in the bottom of the opening frame. The Rafters would never relinquish that lead, adding another run in the second inning.
Later in the third, Rapids tacked on another three runs and Green Bay once again answered with a pair to pull within 7-4. The Rafters added another insurance run in the fourth inning, but the Booyah pulled within two with a couple of runs in the fifth inning.
Heading to the ninth, the Rafters led 8-4 and put an exclamation point on the win with a four-run ninth inning. Josh NIcoloff led the way on offense with three RBIs for Rapids.
Rapids and Green Bay will go head-to-head again Sunday at 5:05 p.m. after the Rafters played spoiler to the Booyah’s home opener Capital Credit Union Park on Saturday.
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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.