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Published On: June 22nd, 2021

Wisconsin Rapids get nine hits from seven different players

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (12-10) won their first game on the season against the Lakeshore Chinooks (11-11), 6-3.

Lakeshore tacked on the first run of the game in the first with a flyball that landed in front of home plate and scored a runner from third. Rafters’ starter Ben Vespi (Central Florida) allowed only one baserunner in the next three innings.

The Rafters, who scored only one run in the first three games played this year against the Chinooks, plated five in the second inning. The Rafters started the inning, with two singles and a walk.

Elijah Dickerson (La Salle), was the third Rafter to take four balls and the score was knotted up at one. Reeve Holley (Cal Baptist) hit a fielder’s choice to bring home the second run. With the bases loaded and two outs, Marco Castillo (Claremont McKenna) stepped up to the plate. He blasted one down the right-field line to clear the bases, Castillo advanced all the way to third and was pumped to break an 0-13 drought.

“It felt great! I got to third and let it all out,” said Castillo.

In the fifth, Lakeshore added a run to bring the score to 5-2, Vespi went six innings total and finished with nine total strikeouts, including two in the sixth.

Andrew Duran (New Orleans) came on in the seventh, after allowing an RBI double, he got a strikeout and groundout.

Nick Torres (Long Island) finished the last two innings, Lakeshore got only three base runners against the right hander.

The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters play a road doubleheader against the Green Bay Booyah, with first pitch of the first game at 12:05, the second game at 6:35. The game can be heard on WFHR AM 1320.


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