Wisconsin Rapids hosts Lakeshore for two games at Witter Field
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (11-9) continue a four-game homestand with game one of a two-game series with the Lakeshore Chinooks (7-15) Tuesday.
The Rafters are coming off a 4-1 loss to split a series with the Madison Mallards. Jake Dunham had Wisconsin Rapids’ lone RBI with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, bringing his season total to 20 RBIs.
Lakeshore comes to town fresh off a four-game series with Fond du Lac, which they split 2-2. The Chinooks are led offensively by Jake Thompson, who is hitting .444 with five RBIs.
Nate Barnes gets the nod for Wisconsin Rapids tonight in his second start of the season. The 6-2 junior has a 1-1 record through four appearances, posting a 1.58 ERA. Trevor Tietz is expected to start for Lakeshore with a 3.60 ERA.
Tuesday’s game will be Outdoors Night at Witter Field and game two of the series on Wednesday will feature a Kwik Trip coffee tumbler giveaway as the Rafters face the Chinooks again.
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.