Booyah host Wisconsin Rapids, fresh off their first win over the Rafters in 2020.
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters fell on Thursday night to the Green Bay Booyah, but the Rafters look to get back on track Friday night in their second trip to Green Bay of the season.
Off of a narrow 4-3 loss, the Rafters still have the best record in the Wisconsin-Illinois Pod at 20-9. Throughout the season, the Rafters have been rolling behind pitching and offense. The pitching staff has a 3.11 team ERA with 328 strikeouts, leading the Pod. The Wisconsin Rapids offense has scored more runs than anyone in the league, 184, with a league-best 30 home runs.
Tonight, the Rafters send Spencer Arrighetti to the mound. The Louisiana right-hander is the current ERA leader in the league with an ERA of 0.00. Arrighetti has not allowed an earned run all season long, with 29 strikeouts. Arrighetti’s opponents are batting .086 against him, best in the league among pitchers with over 10 innings this year.
First pitch tonight from Green Bay in Game Two of the series is at 6:35pm. The game can be seen on the Northwoods League Baseball Network and listened to on AM 1320 WFHR at 6:20pm.
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.