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Published On: August 12th, 2020

Series sweep for the Rafters driven by two home runs and Brayden Bonner’s sixth save.

Green Bay, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (28-10) upped their win streak to four in a narrow 5-3 win on Wednesday night over the Green Bay Booyah (16-22). Kyle Teel and Parker Nolan both homered to lead the Rafters to a series sweep of the Booyah.

At Capital Credit Union Park, the Rafters got on the board in the first. Richie Schiekofer led off the game with a double, advanced to third on a Dalton Wiggins wild pitch and scored on a Jason DiCochea sacrifice fly. Schiekofer was 4-5 for the Rafters from the leadoff spot.

In the second, Kyle Teel took a 1-1 pitch deep and gone to double the Rafters lead to 2-0. Teel drove in Hank Zeisler on a single to center in the fourth to answer to a Booyah run and kick the lead back to two runs. Teel finished the series with five hits and four RBIs.

After another Richie Schiekofer hit in the sixth, the Rafters once again scored from a Jason DiCochea plate appearance. DiCochea singled on a looping line drive down the right field line for a three-run lead. DiCochea has five RBIs in his first six games for the Rafters.

In an eventful eighth inning, the Rafters power bats knocked another home run. Parker Nolan twisted a line drive over the left field fence for his second home run of the season. Nolan’s home run was the Rafters 39th of the year, three more than the Rafters had in 72 games in 2019. In the bottom of the inning, Brayden Bonner came on with the bases loaded and induced a groundout to end the threat. Bonner added a scoreless ninth and picked up his league-best sixth save.

Thursday night, the Rafters return to Witter Field to play the Rockford Rivets, in game one of a three game homestand at 6:35pm. Coverage of the Rivets and the Rafters on Solarus Bark in the Park Night starts at 6:20pm on AM 1320 WFHR and at 6:30pm on the Northwoods League Baseball Network.


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 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.