Rafters-Bombers Postponed, Two Games Slated for Tomorrow
The game was suspended in the top of the third inning
Battle Creek, MI – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (24-28) had runners on the corners, down 3-2 in the top of the third, against the Battle Creek Bombers (17-34) when the umpires called a stoppage to the game for the second time in a ten-minute span. After a 30-minute delay, the game was suspended.
Both teams had three hits scoring two runs in the first inning. Marco Castillo (Claremont McKenna) and Ben Swords (Webster) both delivered RBI singles.
Battle Creek tacked on the go-ahead run on an RBI single in the bottom of the second.
Tomorrow July 25th will see a doubleheader, at C.O. Brown Stadium. Game one will resume at 1:05 p.m. ET and after it concludes, game two will start, 30 minutes after. Game two will be seven innings. Coverage for both games 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 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