Wisconsin Rapids moves into second place in division with win over Lakeshore
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (13-9) swept the Lakeshore Chinooks (7-17) and took sole possession of second place in the Great Lakes West Division with a 4-1 win Wednesday night.
The Chinooks struck first with an RBI double in the top of the first inning. The Rafters answered in the fourth inning tying the game with an RBI double by Harry Fullerton and taking the lead on a run scored on an error.
Izzy Fuentes entered the game in the sixth inning with the bases loaded and retired the next three batters to keep the Rafters 2-1 lead intact. Wisconsin Rapids added two more runs in the seventh inning on an RBI single by Edarian Williams to take a 4-1 lead. Fuentes closed out the rest of the game to clinch the Rafters win.
Wisconsin Rapids starter Nathan Hemmerling threw five innings, striking out three batters and giving up just three hits to earn the win. Lakeshore’s Aaron Ras gets the loss with four innings of work as the starter.
Wisconsin Rapids closes out a four day homestand on Thursday with a doubleheader against the Green Bay Booyah. Thursday will be Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa Military Appreciation Night at Historic Witter Field, featuring special digital camo jerseys that will be worn by the Rafters and auctioned off postgame to benefit the Never Forgotten Honor Flight.
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.