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Published On: July 17th, 2019

Wisconsin Rapids sends four to all-star game in Waterloo

Four Wisconsin Rapids Rafters represented the Great Lakes Division at the 2019 Northwoods League All-Star Game and played major roles in giving the Great Lakes a 5-2 victory.

As the second batter of the game, Richie Schiekofer earned a walk in his first at bat and came around to score. Schiekofer would finish the game 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored.

Rafters pitcher Neil Abbatiello faced and retired two batters in the second inning to earn the win for the Great Lakes Division. Abbatiello went into the all-star break with three wins on the season.

Matt Osterberg entered the game as a relief pitcher in the fourth inning, facing seven batters and striking out one. Catcher Jake Dunham caught one inning for the Great Lakes and hit a hard lineout in his only at bat.

When the team returns to Historic Witter Field on Thursday, 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.