Rafters Add Two East Coast Pitchers
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.- The Rafters pitching staff continues to strengthen with the addition of Devin Rivera and Nick Torres.
The New Yorker Rivera is currently a freshman at Villanova University. He attended Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, New Jersey and totaled three varsity letters with the Ironmen. Rivera had an 8-0 combined record in his sophomore and junior season, earning his team’s Cy Young award. Prep Baseball Report ranked Rivera the 13th right-handed pitcher in New Jersey, while Perfect Game ranked him the 5th right-handed pitcher in New York in the 2020 class.
Torres, a junior at Long Island University, appeared in four games during the shortened 2020 season. In 5.2 innings pitched, he earned a win and a save. Before LIU, Torres attended Etowah High School where he was ranked the 29th right-handed pitcher in Georgia by Perfect Game’s Class of 2018.
“I’m glad to be a part of the team, really looking forward to the season and hopefully winning a championship this year,” Torres said.
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.