Wisconsin Rapids came back once, but ultimately fell to Green Bay
The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (15-10) threatened, but came up short in the series finale against the Green Bay Booyah (13-12) 6-4 on Friday.
The Booyah opened the scoring in the bottom of the first on an RBI single. Wisconsin Rapids answered with a run walked home in the second to tie it and an RBI double in the third by CJ Willis to give them a 2-1 lead.
Green Bay retook the lead with a pair of runs in the fourth inning and added another in the fifth to lead 4-2. A couple more runs were walked home an inning later to extend the Booyah lead to 6-2. The Rafters closed the gap a bit with two runs on RBIs by Edarian Williams and Jake Dunham, but ultimately couldn’t complete the comeback as they fell 6-4.
Rafters Starter Zack Hunsicker gets the loss in four innings of work and Green Bay’s Luke Wallner gets the win in relief. The Rafters won this three-game series two games to one and lead the season series 4-2.
The Rafters travel to Lakeshore for a two-game set with the Chinooks. The team’s next home game at Historic Witter Field will be Tuesday, June 25, for Skyward Educators Appreciation Night and an appearance by former Green Bay Packer and NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Kramer.
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.