Rafters Look to Extend Win Streak at Home Against Mallards
Wisconsin Rapids goes for series sweep over Madison at home
The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (11-8) ride a four-game win streak into a Monday night matchup with the Madison Mallards (14-6) and look to secure another series sweep in game two.
The Rafters came back from a 2-0 deficit on the road against the Mallards Sunday. Jake Dunham hit a go-ahead homer in the sixth inning and new Rafter CJ Willis, who went 2-for-3, added his second RBI of the night in the ninth to secure the 4-3 win.
The Rafters are a league-best 8-2 in their last 10 games and lead the league in ERA with 2.73. Richie Schiekofer leads the league with a .464 batting average. The Rafters hold a 3-2 advantage over the Mallards in the season series.
Jack Sinclair gets the start for Wisconsin Rapids. The Central Florida product has a 0.00 ERA and a 1-0 record through two starts, notching four strikeouts. The Mallards are projected to start right-handed pitcher Lowell Schipper.
Game time is 7:05 p.m. and it will be Pie Night at the ballpark, featuring “The Great Witter Field Pie-Baking Contest.”
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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.