On the push for a regular-season championship, the Rafters have won four in a row.
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – With eight games to go in the season, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (28-10) have already clinched their division, but the Rafters have been fending off the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders for first place in the Wisconsin-Illinois Pod, with a four-game win streak. The Rafters start a two-game series with the Rockford Rivets on Thursday night at 6:35pm.
The Rafters have been built on pitching in 2020. The Rafters allowed just four runs over their two-game series in Green Bay, lowering the team ERA to 3.04, the best in the Wisconsin-Illinois Pod. The Rafters also have struck out 419 batters as a pitching staff, averaging 11.3 batters per nine innings and leading the Pod.
Gabe Levy gets the start for the Rafters on Thursday. A Davidson Wildcat sophomore, Levy has a 3.60 ERA through his first 15 innings pitched. Levy has 19 strikeouts to just two walks on the mound for the Rafters this summer season. Levy was rated as one the top 150 starting pitchers in college baseball by D1Baseball.com.
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 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.