Rafters Open Final Series of First Half

After sweep of Fond du Lac, Rapids hosts Green Bay for two

After sweeping the Dock Spiders, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (21-13) prepare for a two-game series with the Green Bay Booyah (15-19) starting Monday.

The Rafters scored first against Fond du Lac Sunday and never looked back on their way to a 5-1 win. Davion Downey had two RBIs and Neil Abbatiello got the win as the Wisconsin Rapids starter.

The Rafters are 4-2 against the Booyah this season, outscoring Green Bay 34-20 through six meetings. The Rafters are currently riding a four-game winning streak as they continue a five-game homestand.

Nathan Hemmerling will start for the Rafters with a 3-1 record and a 1.28 ERA through five starts. In his last outing, Hemmerling struck out five batters in five shutout innings against Fond du Lac on June 25. Dalton Wiggins makes his first start for Green Bay tonight. The right-hander has an 0.75 ERA in eight relief appearances.

The Rafters and Booyah finish the series Tuesday at Historic Witter Field on That 70’s Night, featuring music, trivia, and food specials reminiscent of the 1970’s.

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.