Rafters end the season at Witter Field versus the second-place Dock Spiders.
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (34-11) are on a four-game win streak and look to end the season with a two-game sweep of the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (31-16) on Thursday night at Witter Field. The Rafters won on Wednesday in Fond du Lac, 11-2, behind ten unanswered runs for their fourth win of the season versus the Dock Spiders.
The Dock Spiders and Rafters have the best two offenses in the Northwoods League. Fond du Lac is the batting average leader in the pod at .289 and has scored 7.3 runs per game. The Rafters are not far behind in runs per game at 7.1 and have hit .267 with a league-best 41 home runs. Fond du Lac and Wisconsin Rapids are the only two teams with records above .500 in the pod.
The Rapids Rafters have clinched the Wisconsin-Illinois Pod regular season championship and will have home-field advantage for the playoffs. The playoffs begin on Friday with the La Crosse Loggers visiting Witter Field for a matchup with the Rafters in the divisional round. With a win versus the Loggers, the Rafters would play a championship game versus the winner of the East Divisional Round at Witter Field.
First pitch between the Rafters and the Dock Spiders at 6:35pm. Coverage begins at 6:20pm on AM 1320 WFHR.
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.