Rafters Take Friday Matchup with Green Bay, 6-1
Rafters get three-run home run from Jack-Thomas Wold in dominating win.
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters improved to a Northwoods League best 21-9 Friday in Green Bay, with a 6-1 win over the Booyah. The Rafters pitching staff struck out 13 batters and allowed no earned runs in resounding win.
The Rafters led from innings one through nine. Hank Zeisler was hit by a pitch to lead off the game and came into score on an RBI single from Jake Dunham. The Rafters catcher smoked a pitch off the wall with two outs to put the Rafters on the board.
Spencer Arrighetti took it from there, allowing just two baserunners over five innings pitched. Arrighetti struck out eight batters and kept his season ERA at 0.00, leading the league. Brandon Siegenthaler, Jack Gonzales, and Brayden Bonner closed down the game for the Rafters, who got five more across in innings six and seven.
After one run scored in the sixth inning, the Rafters bats came alive further in the seventh. Ryan Walstad hit a sacrifice fly, setting up the Rafters first baseman. Jack-Thomas Wold crushed an 0-2 pitch over the right field fence for a three-run home run. Wold has six home runs for the Rafters, leading the league. The Booyah got one in the eighth but couldn’t muster anything more in a 6-1 win.
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.