Wisconsin Rapids outscoring opponents 48-19 through six games in 2020.
Wisconsin Rapids, WI – On the longest winning streak to start a season in team history, the Rafters head on the road again Tuesday to face the Wisconsin Woodchucks at 6:35pm.
Last night, the Rafters finished off a two-game sweep of the La Crosse Loggers, 7-3. Billy Black got the win with three innings thrown, and the offense was ignited by two home runs from Hank Zeisler and Jack-Thomas Wold. The win improved the Rafters to 6-0, 2.5 games ahead of the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders, the second-place team in the Wisconsin-Illinois Pod standings. Tonight, the Rafters face off against a struggling Woodchucks team clocking in at 0-5.
The Northwoods League has beaten up on Wisconsin Woodchucks pitching and hitting so far in 2020. The Woodchucks have the worst batting average and ERA in the Northwoods League through five games played in their season. The Woodchucks are coming off of a rough two-game trip in Rockford in which their pitching staff allowed 20 total runs in two losses.
The Rafters have outscored the Woodchucks 21-6 over two games in the season series. They go at it again tonight at 6:35pm. Coverage from Athletic Park starts at 6:20pm on AM 1320 WFHR.
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.