Wisconsin Rapids looks to take lead in season series with Madison
After their game against the Green Bay Booyah was postponed Saturday, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (10-8) open a two-game series against the division-leading Madison Mallards (14-5) Sunday afternoon.
The Rafters have won six of their last seven games and currently hold the second-lowest team ERA in the Northwoods League. Richie Schiekofer leads the league in batting average and Jake Dunham is tied for the most RBIs in the league.
Nathan Hemmerling is projected to start for Wisconsin Rapids, with a 1.63 ERA. He has a 1-1 record through three starts and notched four strikeouts through 11 innings. Quinn Gudaitis will likely start for Madison. The righty has a 4.15 ERA and a 2-1 record, with his lone loss coming against the Rafters on June 10.
Wisconsin Rapids returns to Witter Field Monday to take on the Mallards at 7:05 p.m. on Pie Night at the ballpark, featuring “The Great Witter Field Pie Baking Contest.”
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.