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Rafters Sign UNLV Teammates to Roster

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.- The Wisconsin Rapids are excited to announce two UNLV Rebels have been added to the 2020 roster, Alex Sardina and Austin Kryszczuk.

Sardina is a freshman infielder out of Santa Ana, California. Three weekends into the college baseball season, Sardina has nine hits in 34 at-bats. On Sunday, versus Creighton, Sardina doubled in a run in the seventh for his first career RBI.

At Foothill High School, Sardina excelled in Orange County, hitting .421 with 40 hits and one home run. Honors for Alex Sardina included a 2019 All-CIF Division I Southern Section First Team selection and an Orange County Register 2019 All-Orange County pick.

Kryszczuk is a freshman infielder and corner outfielder from Las Vegas, where he starred from a young age. In 2014, Kryszczuk played for his father, Bob, on the Mountain Ridge Little League team that reached the U.S. Championship of the Little League World Series. This year, Kryszczuk has kicked off his college baseball career on the right foot. On Sunday, Kryszczuk clobbered two home runs to lead the Rebels to a 12-3 win versus Creighton. In eight games played, Kryszczuk has a .300 batting average and 6 RBIs for his hometown university. At Centennial High School, Kryszczuk was an All-State performer for three years. In his senior season, he hit .436 with eight home runs.

“[Sardina and Kryszczuk] are going to be really good college baseball players.” UNLV Head Coach Stan Stolte said. “They both are in the starting lineup most of the time. I couldn’t be more pleased with them both on and off the field.”

The Rafters Home Opener is slated for 6:05pm on Wednesday, May 27th against the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders. For more information on the different ticket packages visit Raftersbaseball.com, 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.

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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 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 All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, 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-Star Jordan Zimmermann (DET). 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 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.