10th Anniversary Season Wraps up in Madison
Rapids closes out successful season with loss to Madison
The second-half Great Lakes West Division champion Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (46-28) finished their 10thAnniversary Season with a 9-2 loss to the Madison Mallards (44-30) in game two of the 2019 sub-divisional playoff series.
The Rafters fell behind 3-0 early and could not come back to extend their season. Madison added one run per inning from the fifth through seventh to win 6-0. Edarian Williams led the way at the plate, going 2-for-4.
Gareth Stroh picks up just his second loss of the season with 4.2 innings as the starter. He closes out a stellar summer with a 7-2 record and a 2.04 ERA. The Rafters collected the second-best overall record in the league and the third-best record in team history.
The excitement continues at Historic Witter Field in September with the Rushing Rapids Craft Beer Festival, presented by B’s Tap House. For more information on ticket options 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.
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.