Rafters Look to Close Successful Homestand
Wisconsin Rapids goes for sweep of Woodchucks on Fourth of July
The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (1-0) ride a seven-game win streak into the final game of the homestand against the Wisconsin Woodchucks (0-1) on the Fourth of July.
The Rafters have now won 10 consecutive games at Historic Witter Field, including shutting out the Woodchucks in game one Wednesday. Starting pitcher Nate Barnes pitched eight shutout innings with five strikeouts and Jake Dunham added four RBIs.
Wisconsin Rapids now has a 4-3 series lead over the Woodchucks in the team’s 10thAnniversary Season. The Rafters closed the first half in second place in the Great Lakes West Division.
Zack Hunsicker is expected to start on the mound for the Rafters. He has a 2-1 record and 13 strikeouts in just over 16 innings pitched. Against the Woodchucks, Hunsicker is 2-0 with seven strikeouts. The Woodchucks bring a 4.72 team ERA into tonight’s matchup.
The Rafters begin a five-game road trip that starts in Fond du Lac on Friday. The team returns home to face the Dock Spiders on Quality Feed and Seed Bark in the Park Night.
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.