Rafters Look to Extend Home Win Streak

Wisconsin Rapids goes for series sweep at home against Fond du Lac

Riding a five-game home winning streak, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (16-12) look to take game two against the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (12-16) at Historic Witter Field Wednesday.

In game one on Tuesday, the Rafters jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning and took a shutout into the ninth inning in a 3-1 victory over Fond du Lac. Starter Nathan Hemmerling got the win with five shutout innings of work and five strikeouts.

Gareth Stroh is expected to start for Wisconsin Rapids. The Nebraska product has an ERA of 1.00 and a 2-0 record. Aaron Funk is the Dock Spiders’ projected starter with a 5.30 ERA and an 0-1 record.

The Rafters are currently in second place in the Great Lakes West Division, holding a 1.5 game on both Green Bay and Wisconsin. With eight games remaining in the first half, the Rafters trail Madison by 3.5 games.

Wisconsin Rapids hits the road for three games before returning the Witter Field on Sunday, June 30, for a special appearance by the Inflatamaniacs, presented by Aspirus Riverview Hospital and Clinics.

Want to attend a Rafters game this season? Single-game tickets are on sale now. For more information on all Rafters ticket offerings visit, 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 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.