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Published On: July 12th, 2019

Wisconsin Rapids takes on Rockford in game two

After taking game one, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (6-3) look to secure a series sweep over the Rockford Rivets (2-7) on Friday.

The Rafters scored four runs in the first inning and held on to win by a final of 4-1. Peter Matt went 3-for-4 with an RBI and Hayden Petrovick got the win in relief.

The Rafters are projected to start 2019 Northwoods League All-Star Matt Osterberg tonight. The lefty has a 4-1 record and a 2.36 ERA with 39 strikeouts this summer. He will face Rockford’s Jarret Olson, who has a 1-1 record and a 3.92 ERA in four starts.

Wisconsin Rapids heads to Madison for a two-game series with the Mallards to springboard into the all-star break. The Rafters have four players representing the Cranberry and Gold at the Northwoods League All-Star Game in Waterloo, Iowa. Outfielder Richie Schiekofer and catcher Jake Dunham, along with pitchers Neil Abbatiello and Osterberg were selected.

When the team returns to Historic Witter Field on July 18, there will be a special guest appearance by former Packer and Super Bowl champion Nick Collins, presented by Solarus, as the Rafters take on the Kenosha Kingfish.

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.