Rafters look to echo Friday’s 4-2 win to keep up six-game home win streak.
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Rafters continue to excel at home, bringing an 11-1 home record into the midpoint of the season. Today the Rafters enter the final game of a three-game homestand versus the Rockford Rivets.
Friday night was another showcase of the Wisconsin-Illinois Pod’s best pitching staff. Wisconsin Rapids sunk their team ERA to 3.03 with fifteen strikeouts and only one earned run allowed to the Rivets.
Saturday night once again matches the teams with the best ERAs in the Pod. Rockford has a 3.09 ERA, just behind the Rafters. Rockford starts University of Dubuque senior Jordan Nelson. Nelson, in his third year in the Northwoods League, has a 1.08 ERA this summer in five relief outings.
The Rafters start Spencer Arrighetti of Louisiana. Arrighetti is one of two starters in the Rafters rotation that has not allowed a run so far in 2020. He most recently pitched on Sunday, firing four innings scoreless versus the La Crosse Loggers.
Tonight, the Rafters look to further improve on their Northwoods League best 11-1 record at home. Coverage of the Rivets and the Rafters begins at 6:20pm on AM 1320 WFHR and 6:30pm on the Northwoods League Baseball Network.
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.