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Published On: July 6th, 2019

Wisconsin Rapids hopes to bounce back in finale with Dock Spiders

The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (2-1) look to respond on the road Saturday after dropping a 5-3 game to the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (2-1) Friday night.

The two-game series with the Dock Spiders kicks off a five-game road trip for the Rafters. Wisconsin Rapids fell 5-3 in game one, despite another strong showing at the plate by Josh Nicoloff. The Rafters are now 6-1 against Fond du Lac this season.

Matt Osterberg, who was recently named a 2019 Northwoods League All-Star, is projected to start for the Rafters. Osterberg has a 4-1 record and a 2.78 ERA through five starts. Connor Cook gets the nod for Fond du Lac. The right-hander has a 1-1 record and a 2.80 ERA. In his last start against the Rafters, Cook pitched three innings and got the loss.

Wisconsin Rapids plays its furthest game Sunday as they travel to Kokomo for two games against the Jackrabbits. The team then returns home to face the Dock Spiders at Historic Witter Field on July 10 for 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, 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.