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Playoff Spot at Stake in Final Day of Regular Season

Rafters take on Chinooks to close regular season, play for playoff berth

With a playoff spot on the line, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (22-13) enter the final day of the regular season and face the Lakeshore Chinooks (16-19) Sunday.

Wisconsin Rapids can secure a playoff spot either with a win or with a loss by Fond du Lac. The Rafters have a half-game lead on the Dock Spiders, who face Madison today. If the team can secure a playoff spot, they will play at Historic Witter Field on Monday.

Wisconsin Rapids now holds a 6-5 advantage in the season series after notching an emphatic 14-2 victory on Saturday. Anthony Galason made history as the first Rafter to ever hit for the cycle and the Wisconsin Rapids offense racked up 19 hits.

Zack Hunsicker is projected to start for Wisconsin Rapids. His 3-1 record and 4.34 ERA earned him a spot in the Major League Dreams Showcase on Tuesday. He will face off against Lakeshore’s Bailey Vuylsteke who is making his third start. The lefty has a 2-0 record and a 3.72 ERA to go along with two saves.

As the Rafters gear up for a late-season run, you can experience the postseason action firsthand. For more information on playoff ticket offerings visit Raftersbaseball.com, call the Rafthouse at 715-424-5400, or visit 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.

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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.