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Rafters Welcome La Crosse Loggers to Witter Field for Sunday Matinee

Wisconsin Rapids looks to stay undefeated against the 3-1 Loggers.

Wisconsin Rapids, WI – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters have not skipped a beat through the first four games in 2020, steamrolling the competition to a 4-0 record. The Rafters offense is hitting .306 with a league-best six home runs. Overall, the Rafters have scored 35 runs in four games, best in the Wisconsin-Illinois Pod.

The Rafters enter today’s game fresh off an all-around 9-0 win over the Wisconsin Woodchucks. Three Rafters pitchers combined to strike out 17 Woodchucks in a one-hitter, with the only base hit for the Rafters coming with two outs in the ninth inning. Offensively, Ryan Walstad hit a three-run bomb to vault the Rafters to a win.

The Loggers come into today as the second-best team in the Wisconsin-Illinois Pod. The Loggers lost on Saturday at home to the Fond Du Lac Dock Spiders 12-7.

Today’s starters are the Rafters’ Chris McElvain and Loggers’ Lucas Braun. First Pitch is at 1:05pm and coverage starts at 1:00pm on Northwoods League TV.

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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.