Pivotal Series Begins for Rafters Against Chinooks
Wisconsin Rapids opens a four-game homestand with two against Lakeshore
With just three games separating them in the division standings, the first-place Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (17-9) face off against the second-place Lakeshore Chinooks (14-12) at home on Thursday.
Wisconsin Rapids came back to beat Green Bay 6-1 in game two and sweep the series against the Booyah on Wednesday. Gareth Stroh pitched seven innings and surrendered just three hits while Anthony Galason and Frankie Garriola each had two RBIs.
Jack Sinclair, who has a 2.53 ERA, will start for Wisconsin Rapids tonight. The righty from Central Florida has 32 strikeouts in 42.2 innings of work. Lakeshore will give the ball to Jim Jarecki, a junior from Valpraiso. The right-hander is 1-0 with a 5.14 ERA.
The Rafters continue a four-game homestand and close the series with the Chinooks on Friday, featuring a Jockey Rosco bobblehead giveaway. The team will also wear exclusive “thank you fans” jerseys and there will be a lighted baton giveaway and postgame fireworks show all 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.