Wisconsin Rapids travels to Wausau for afternoon doubleheader
After their Saturday game against the Wausau Woodchucks (6-8) was postponed, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (9-5) will play a road doubleheader on Sunday.
The Rafters will play two seven-inning games starting at 3:05 p.m. in Wausau. The Woodchucks will be the home team in game one and the Rafters will play as the home team in game two.
Wisconsin Rapids is currently 5-3 against Wausau in the Great Lakes West Division this season. Today’s games will be the first of two doubleheaders between the two teams this week as the Rafters and Woodchucks will play a home-and-home doubleheader on Wednesday.
In game one, Neil Abbatiello will get the start for Wisconsin Rapids. The lefty has a 3-1 record and a 1.19 ERA with 38 strikeouts. Abbatiello will face right-handed pitcher Robert Wegielnik, who is 3-2 with a 4.25 ERA this summer.
Nathan Hemmerling gets the nod for the Rafters in game two. He has a 5-1 record and a 1.98 ERA through eight starts. The Woodchucks are projected to start Greyson Fletcher, who is a right-hander from Florida International. This season, he has a 3.85 ERA and is currently holds an 0-1 record.
When the team returns to Historic Witter Field on Tuesday, they will take the field for the first time as the Wisconsin Rapids Gorgeous Grandmas. The team will be offering a two-for-one ticket special as they face off against the Green Bay Booyah.
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.