Wisconsin Rapids goes for a series sweep of Kenosha in game two
After shutting out the Kenosha Kingfish (4-10) in game one, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (9-4) go for the series sweep in game two on Friday, hoping to extend a three-game winning streak.
Gareth Stroh pitched seven shutout innings as the starter for Wisconsin Rapids, giving up just one hit. Harry Fullerton had the Rafters lone RBI with a single in the second inning that scored Edarian Williams.
The Rafters are now one game behind the Green Bay Booyah for first place in the Great Lakes West Division and lead the Madison Mallards by two games.
Jack Sinclair is expected to get the start for the Rafters. He has a 1-2 record and a 2.55 ERA to go along with 24 strikeouts this season. Kenosha is projected to start right-handed pitcher Caleb Larson, who has a 5.26 ERA and an 0-4 record.
Wisconsin Rapids opens a two-game series with the Wisconsin Woodchucks Saturday, with game one at Historic Witter Field. The matchup will feature a lighted baton giveaway and postgame fireworks, presented by Advanced Disposal.
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.