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Published On: June 11th, 2021

MADISON, WI- The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (6-5) shutout the Madison Mallards (5-6) at Warner Park. The Rafters won both games on their two game road trip.

Justin Beyer (Wagner) started for the Rafters, pitching seven innings of shutout ball. The righty pitcher allowed just four hits with four strikeouts and no walks. Beyer earned his first win of the season.

The Rafters bats came alive in the top of the third with four runs. Josh Nicoloff (Columbia), Hank Zeisler (Chapman), Ben Swords (Webster) and EJ Exposito (Long Island) each had singles during the inning giving the Rafters the lead.

Wisconsin Rapids would add insurance runs in the sixth and ninth. Addie Burrow (Virginia) had a base hit and came around to score on a passed ball in the sixth. Reeve Holley (Cal Baptist) had a two hit day and scored the final run in the ninth on a wild pitch.

The Rafters bullpen secured the team’s first shutout of the season. Hayden Harris (Georgia Southern) struck out the side in the eighth and Zach Bennett (UCF) closed out the victory in the ninth. The Rafters pitchers have not allowed a run in 17 straight innings.

The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters return home tomorrow, Friday June 11th, to close the home and home series with the Madison Mallards and open a four game homestand. First pitch is at 6:05 at Witter Field. It’s Waste Management Autism Awareness Night at the ballpark with a jersey auction to benefit the Autism Society of Central Wisconsin. The game can be heard on WFHR 1320 AM and seen 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’ 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 250 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 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 Gold Glove finalist and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TOR). 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 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.