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Wisconsin Rapids Starts Two-Game Series in Green Bay

Wisconsin Rapids Starts Two-Game Series in Green Bay

With ten games to go in the season, the Rapids Rafters play the Booyah.

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters have led the Wisconsin-Illinois Pod from start to finish in 2020, and they continue the back stretch of the season on Tuesday in Green Bay. The 26-10 Rafters face off against the 16-20 Booyah in the first of a two-game series.

This year’s Rafters have excelled offensively and defensively on the path to the playoffs. The Rafters clinched a playoff spot last week and can clinch the division title and a first-round home game with a win tonight. Offensively, Wisconsin Rapids leads the pod in home runs, and has scored the second-most runs in the league. Defensively, they have struck out 400 batters and have a team ERA of 3.10, which would set the single season franchise record.

The Rafters send Travis Adams to the mound Tuesday. The Sacramento State right-hander has a 1.38 ERA, second among Rafters starters this season. Adams’ 35 strikeouts are third on the team. A command specialist, Adams has walked just two batters over his last three starts.

The Booyah counter with Avery Stevens. Stevens, a St. Cloud State right-hander, is making his first start of the year, and has an ERA of 6.94 through eight games out of the bullpen.

The first of two in Green Bay starts at 6:35pm Tuesday night. Coverage of the Booyah and the Rafters starts at 6:20pm 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.