Doubleheader on Deck for Rafters Against Woodchucks
Rats and Chucks play in Rapids, Wausau for Tuesday doubleheader
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – After picking up their third-straight win and sweeping the Madison Mallards, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (7-7) get set for a home and away doubleheader against the Wisconsin Woodchucks (8-6) Tuesday.
Game one will be at 11:35 a.m. at Historic Witter Field for Cellcom Kids Day at the ballpark. Game two shifts to Athletic Park in Wausau for a 6:35 first pitch.
Wisconsin Rapids poured on the offense in a 12-1 victory over the Madison Mallards Monday night. Richie Schiekofer and Jake Dunham both had three RBIs and Jack Sinclair pitched six shutout innings as the starter for Rapids.
Zack Hunsicker is projected to start for Wisconsin Rapids in game one. Through two appearances, Hunsicker has a 1-0 record in three innings pitched. Nate Barnes gets the nod in the nightcap for the Rafters. Barnes has an 0-1 record and a 2.84 ERA through three appearances.
The Rafters travel to Fond du Lac Wednesday for their first matchup of the season with the Dock Spiders at 6:35 p.m. They return to Witter Field Thursday to face Fond du Lac for the Hunger Coalition Food Sculpture Event “United We Can,” sponsored by United Way.
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.