Wisconsin Rapids goes for series split in Friday matchup in Wausau
The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (17-13) hold a half-game lead over the Wisconsin Woodchucks (17-14) as the two teams play for second place in the Great Lakes West Division Friday.
Wisconsin Rapids dropped the series opener 13-3 on Thursday, with the Rafters lone RBI coming on a home run by Matt Oldham. Cody Turner pitched one shutout inning in relief, striking out one batter.
The Rafters will look to maintain their spot in the division standings as they continue to chase the Madison Mallards with six games remaining in the first half of the Rafters 10thAnniversary Season.
Zack Hunsicker, who has a 1-1 record and an 8.43 ERA, is projected to start for the Rafters. He has six strikeouts over 10.2 innings of work this summer. Jared Pettite will get the start for the Woodchucks, boasting a 7.87 ERA in six appearances for Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Rapids travels to Fond du Lac for a Saturday doubleheader with the Dock Spiders. The Rafters then return to 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 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.