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Published On: June 8th, 2019

Wisconsin Rapids looks to take the series finale on the road against Lakeshore

Mequon, Wis. – After dropping a one-run game Friday night, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (4-7) look to rebound Saturday in the series finale against the Lakeshore Chinooks (3-8).

The Rafters led early against the Chinooks last night, but could not survive a late surge and fell 3-2 in game three of a four-game series. Tonight, Wisconsin Rapids looks to split the series in the finale.

Josh Nicoloff and Rich Ciufo both went 1-for-3 with an RBI in the loss. Gareth Stroh gave up just one hit through four innings as the starting pitcher.

Nathan Hemmerling gets the nod tonight for Wisconsin Rapids. In two starts for the Rafters, Hemmerling has a 3.60 ERA and three strikeouts through five innings. Randon Duaman is projected to start for Lakeshore. He has a 4.26 ERA and an 0-1 record in two starts.

The Rafters return to Historic Witter Field on Sunday for a 4:05 p.m. game against the Madison Mallards. There will be a Fey Printing All-Star card giveaway and former Rafters All-Stars Skyler Debilzen, Seth Fuller, and Mason McReaken will be in attendance.

Want to attend a Rafters game this season? Single-game tickets are on sale now. For more information on all Rafters ticket offerings visit, 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 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.