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Rafters Finish Up 2022 Roster With a Trio of Hitters

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are pleased to welcome Stone Miyao, Treyton Tarver, and Joe Ruth to the 2022 Rafters roster..

Miyao is a sophomore at the University of Hawaii. So far in his sophomore campaign, he is hitting a .262 batting average, with two homers and 27 RBI. Miyao was named the Big West Player

 of the Week during the week of 4/19-4/25 when he hit .500 against UC Davis. He hit his first career homer in the series and totaled nine hits and seven RBI. Miyao is from Hilo, Hawaii. He was an all-state selection in baseball his senior season at Waiakea High School. He chose the University of Hawaii for baseball because it was close to home.

 “Being in college has taught me to work hard and trust my preparation,” said Miyao. “While playing for the Rafters, I think this is something I’ll do every day.”

Treyton Tarver is a freshman at Arizona Christian University. He is batting .287 with three homers and 16 RBI. The two way-player outfielder and left-handed pitcher have made 21 appearances on the mound totaling a 4.06 ERA with 56 strikeouts to only 15 walks. Tarver chose Arizona Christian because he wanted to grow in his faith, and it is a great baseball program. The Surprise, Arizona native graduated from Shadow Ridge High School.

 “I am looking forward to competing every day against great competition and getting to know some new guys on my team,” said Tarver. “Every season has its ups and downs. Don’t get too high on the highs or too low on the lows, as you just need to stay consistent.”

 

Joe Ruth is a junior at LaGrange College. He is having a junior season for the ages. He is batting .442 with nine homers and 65 RBI. In all of Ruth’s first three seasons at LaGrange from 2019-to 2021, he has been named a member of the USA South All-Conference team each season. In 2021, Ruth was named to the ABCA Rawlings South Region First Team and the D3Baseball.com All-South Region Second Team. This is the first summer that Ruth will participate in the college summer league.

“I’m looking forward to playing in front of all the great fans and the Rafters Community,” said Ruth. “I’m also looking forward to playing with and against some of college baseball’s best talent. I’m excited to get up there and play in front of and represent all of Rafters Fans. Word travels down south about how incredible Rafters fans make the environment every game!”

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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’ 28th 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 280 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 (NYM), 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 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2021 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove winner and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TEX). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. League games are viewable live at watchnwl.com. For more information, visit 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.