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Rafters Hit the Road for Two in Rockford

Rafters, 7-1, look to stay hot atop the Wisconsin-Illinois Pod.

Wisconsin Rapids, WI – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters took out their revenge last night, crushing the Wisconsin Woodchucks 9-2 one night after their first loss of 2020. Tonight, the Rafters take their first trip of the season to Rockford, to play the Rivets (4-4).

The Rafters have been red hot to begin 2020, first in the WI-IL Pod in ERA and runs scored. On average, the Rats have been outscoring their opponents 8-3, with only two games decided by less than four runs.

Yesterday, the Rafters scored a run in five of the nine innings, drew 11 walks and finished with 11 hits in the win. Five Rafters knocked in runs. Richie Schiekofer, Andy Garriola and Jack-Thomas Wold all led the Rafters in RBIs with two.

Tonight’s game is at 6:05pm. Coverage starts from Rockford on AM 1320 WFHR at 5:45pm. The Rafters will return home Saturday, July 11th to host the Green Bay Booyah for a two-game home weekend series.

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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.