Rafters Announce New Radio Voice for 2020 Season

Shaemus Kreider hired as Radio Broadcaster and Director of Media Relations


Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.- The Rafters will have a new voice in the booth for the upcoming 2020 Northwoods League baseball season. The team is pleased to announce the hiring of Shaemus Kreider as the Rafters’ new Radio Broadcaster and Director of Media Relations.

Kreider, a Traverse City, Michigan native, brings a wide variety of sports broadcasting experience to Central Wisconsin. At Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, Kreider is the play-by-play voice of Ball State Field Hockey and a broadcaster on Ball State Sports Link’s coverage of women’s basketball.

For the 2020 season, Kreider will call all 72 Rafters games on AM 1320 WFHR. The broadcast will be simulcast live on Northwoods League TV. Kreider will manage the press box at Historic Witter Field, as well as act as the Rafters travel liaison and media relations coordinator.

“I am very excited to join the Rafters!” Kreider stated. “I can’t wait to connect with the Wisconsin Rapids community over the summer. The Rafters have been a top organization in the Northwoods League for many years. I look forward to getting started and learning from the best.”

During the summer of 2019, Kreider was the broadcasting intern for the Macon Bacon, a summer collegiate team in the Coastal Plain League. During his time with the Macon Bacon, Kreider produced and broadcasted all home games, as well as wrote all game recaps. This Spring, Kreider will be broadcasting baseball games for Ball State Sports Network. Kreider has broadcast many of the Ball State baseball team’s games over the past two seasons.

Witter Field is the perfect place for employee appreciation, family get togethers, church picnics, and more! For more information on the different group areas visit, call the Rafthouse at 715-424-5400, or visit Historic Witter Field. The Rafthouse 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 proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 26th season, 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 230 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB All-Stars Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (MIA). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit 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.