Rafters Complete Late Comeback to Split Series
Wisconsin Rapids wins back-and-forth game with the Woodchucks
Wausau, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (3-5) fell behind late against the Wisconsin Woodchucks (5-3), but used a big eighth-inning rally to propel them to victory.
The Rafters got on the board first with an RBI double by Jake Dunham in the third inning. The Woodchucks levelled the game in the sixth and put up two runs in the seventh to take a 3-1 lead.
The Rafters responded by putting up four runs in the next half inning. Jake Dunham hit his second two-RBI double of the game and Richie Schiekofer scored on a groundout. Anthony Galason capped the inning with an RBI single in the top of the eighth.
Jimmy Borzone and Brayden Bonner each pitched one scoreless inning to close out the game for the Rafters. Starter Jack Sinclair went five shutout innings, allowing just four hits and notching a strikeout. Zack Hunsicker gets the win in two innings of relief and Bonner is credited with the save.
The Rafters return to Witter Field for a two-game series with the Lakeshore Chinooks starting Wednesday. Game time is 6:35 p.m. for both games.
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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.