Wisconsin Rapids looks to keep momentum after big Monday win
Following a big win in game one, the first-place Wisconsin Rapids Gorgeous Grandmas (11-6) take on the Green Bay Booyah (10-7) at home with a chance to secure a series sweep.
The Rafters posted 16 hits and three home runs on their way to an 11-5 victory over Green Bay on Monday. New Rafter Frankie Garriola notched six RBIs in his debut, including an inside-the-park grand slam to put the game out of reach in the eighth inning.
The Rafters are now 7-2 against the Booyah and hold a one-game lead over Green Bay for first place in the Great Lakes West Division. Tonight, the Rafters take the field for the first time as the Wisconsin Rapids Gorgeous Grandmas in honor of National Gorgeous Grandma Day.
Nate Barnes is projected to start on the mound for Wisconsin Rapids. The junior lefty has a 2-2 record and a 4.22 ERA in four starts and eight appearances. He will face off against Green Bay’s Victor Santana, who is 1-0 with a 4.65 ERA.
Wisconsin Rapids looks ahead to its second split doubleheader of the season as they take on the Wausau Woodchucks in a home-and-home set on Wednesday. Game one will be in Wausau and the series will shift to Historic Witter Field for the nightcap. The matchup will feature Christmas in July, presented by Paul Gross Jewelers, with a Rafters snowglobe giveaway.
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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.