Rafters Ride Mid-Season Wave into Woodchucks Series
Rafters enter two-game series with Wisconsin at first place in the Wisconsin-Illinois Pod.
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters enter Tuesday’s matchup with the Wisconsin Woodchucks in great positioning in the Wisconsin-Illinois Pod. The Rafters lead the Northwoods League with a 18-8 record and are winners of four of their last five games.
Tonight, the Rafters host the last-place Wisconsin Woodchucks (8-18) at 6:35pm. This year, the Rafters are 4-2 versus Wisconsin, and look to keep up the good work with Travis Adams on the mound. The Rafters have the second-best team ERA in the Pod and Adams has contributed, with a 1.04 ERA over the season.
The Woodchucks counter with UW-Stout starting pitcher Jace Baumann. The Woodchucks have a team ERA of 6.20 over the season. Baumann has been a bright spot, pitching to a 2.45 ERA primarily out of the bullpen.
Tonight’s game is Skyward Educators Appreciation Night with a Rosco Swoonatra Bobblehead Giveaway. Coverage of the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters and Woodchucks begins at 6:20pm on AM 1320 WFHR and on the Northwoods League Baseball Network (TV) at 6:30pm.
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.