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Rafters Start Home-and-Away Series with the Booyah

Rafters primed for playoffs with 20 games left in the season. 

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The first-place Wisconsin Rapids Rafters return home on Thursday to host the Green Bay Booyah on Paul Gross Jewelers Christmas in July.

The Rafters gift from Santa this year has been their highly skilled roster. The Rafters have sleigh-rode into first place in the Northwoods League with a team ERA of 3.08 and an offense that has the most runs scored in the league.

Wednesday night, the Rafters took advantage of the Wisconsin Woodchucks pitching staff, slamming two home runs among a season-high 17 hits in a 14-2 win. Christian Sepulveda stayed red-hot with the bat, now 9-9 in his last two games with two home runs and six RBIs. The Rafters pitched well, striking out 17 Wisconsin batters, a season-high in a nine-inning game.

Tonight, the Rafters pitch Gabe Levy, making his first start in 2020. Levy, a Davidson sophomore, has a 1.93 ERA over five relief appearances for Wisconsin Rapids this year.

First pitch tonight is at 6:35pm. The game can be seen on the Northwoods League Baseball Network and listened to on AM 1320 WFHR. 

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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.