Rafters Take the Road for First of Two in La Crosse

Wisconsin Rapids currently up by six games in the Wisconsin-Illinois Pod West Division.

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – Coming off of an undefeated homestand, the Northwoods League leading Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (17-7) return to the road on Sunday night in La Crosse to face the 11-13 Loggers, in the first game of the second half of the season.

The Rafters took down the Rockford Rivets on Friday and Saturday, solidifying their status as the best pitching staff in the Wisconsin-Illinois Pod so far. Over the two-game series, the Rafters allowed just three runs to the Rivets over two games.

Tonight, the Rafters throw Chris McElvain in La Crosse. McElvain has not allowed an earned run. Last Monday, the Vanderbilt Commodore pitched five innings, striking out seven against the Loggers without allowing an earned run. The Rafters will face San Diego’s Lucas Braun, who pitched three scoreless innings against Wisconsin Rapids on July 19th.

First pitch tonight is at 5:05pm. Coverage of the La Crosse Loggers and the Rafters begins at 4:50pm on AM 1320 WFHR. The Rafters return home on Tuesday, July 28th to play the Wisconsin Woodchucks at 6:35pm.


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 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.