Pair of Catchers Return to the Northwoods
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.- The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters welcome two catchers, Weston Eberly and Angelo D’Acunto, to the 2021 roster.
D’Acunto returns to Rapids for a second season with the Rafters. In 24 games last summer he posted a .305 batting average and .453 OBP in 76 plate appearances. D’Acunto, a native of Staten Island, New York, is a junior at Holy Cross. He was named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll both years and has started nine games for the Crusaders. Perfect Game ranked D’Acunto the 11th best catcher in the state of New York and he was a part of three consecutive NYSAIS State Championship teams at Poly Prep in Brooklyn.
“I’m excited to be part of a great returning cast of players,” D’Acunto said. “I know we will be able to continue to bring wins back to Rapids.”
Eberly, a sophomore at Columbia University, started six games behind the plate for the Lions in 2020. He batted .221 and accumulated a .654 OPS. This past summer, he competed in the Florida Summer Collegiate League and finished with the Green Bay Booyah in the Northwoods League.
“I’m really excited to be back in Wisconsin but with the Rafters this summer,” said Eberly. “I can’t wait to get back to play in front of some great fans.”
Mark your calendars! The Rafters Home Opener is on Monday, May 31st at 6:35pm against rival Wisconsin Woodchucks. Reserve your tickets today with a Rafters ticket package! Single game tickets go on sale in April.
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’ 27th 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 245 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.