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Rafters Host Kid’s Baseball Triathlon

Hit, Run, Pitch competition to take place Sunday, August 16th

 

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Rafters, in partnership with Team Matthew’s Auto & Tire Center, NAPA Auto Parts, and State Farm – Kari Van Ert, are holding the first ever Rafters Baseball Triathlon. The competition will take place on Sunday, August 16th at 10:00am at Historic Witter Field. This event is free and is available to all boys and girls, ages 6 to 15.

The overall competition will vary across age groups. The age groups are based on the child’s age as of December 31, 2020. All participants will be required to show proof of age day of event.

The competition will be scored on three categories: hit, run, and pitch. Each participant will be allowed three hits, one run, and ten pitches. Scores will be specific to each competition.  Once completed, the winner of each division will be awarded a trophy on field. One winner from each male and female age group will be selected.

Participants must register online by Friday, August 14th. The registration form can be found on Raftersbaseball.com under the Special Events tab or at the Rafters Ticket Office. In addition, all participants must fill out the waiver located below the registration form or at the Rafters Ticket Office to take part in the Baseball Triathlon.

All rules and regulations for the Rafters Baseball Triathlon can be found at Raftersbaseball.com under the Special Events tab. The Rafters encourage all attendees to wear masks, as well as practice Social Distancing when at the ballpark. For any questions, please call 715-424-5400 or stop by the Rafters Ticket Office at 521 Lincoln Street Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

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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.