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Rafters Wrap Up Season Series with Booyah

Rafters scored a season-high 15 runs in Tuesday’s division clincher. 

Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (27-10) look to finish off the season series with the Green Bay Booyah (16-21) right on Wednesday night. Tuesday, the Rafters clobbered the Booyah, 15-1, moving to 6-1 overall on the season series, and clinching the Wisconsin-Illinois Pod West Division.

The Rafters have clinched the division title behind a masterful pitching staff. One year after the Rafters set a franchise record in ERA (3.37), the Rafters have a 3.04 staff ERA, far and away the best in the Wisconsin-Illinois Pod. The Rafter have also struck out 411 batters, 54 more than the next closest team.

Chris McElvain throws once again for the Rafters on Wednesday. McElvain has the lowest ERA amongst NWL starters this year at 0.33. McElvain has allowed just one earned run this season with 33 strikeouts. McElvain, a Vanderbilt freshman, is coming off of his longest start of the season, a six-inning shutout against Fond du Lac on August 6th. McElvain scattered three hits over six innings, only throwing 64 pitches in the outing.

The two-game series concludes at Capital Credit Union Park at 6:35pm. 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.