Rafters Start Two-Game Home Series with Rockford
Wisconsin Rapids closes homestand against Rivets
The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (5-3) look to rebound as they begin a two-game series with the Rockford Rivets (2-6) on Thursday.
After splitting a series with the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders, the Rafters are now tied for first place in the Great Lakes West Division. The Rafters are 1-1 against the Rivets, who play in the Great Lakes East Division. Wisconsin Rapids opened its 10thAnniversary Season on the road in Rockford.
Jack Sinclair will get the nod on the mound for the Rafters. The right-hander has a 2.63 ERA and 19 strikeouts in six starts. He will face Hunter Keim, who is a sophomore out of Quincy. The right-handed pitcher has a 6.00 ERA and nine strikeouts and will make his first start of the season tonight.
The Rafters wrap up the series and the homestand on Friday at Historic Witter Field, featuring a Dustin Woodcock “Greatest Rafter of All Time” bobblehead giveaway 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.