WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. – The Rafters are excited to expand their list of pitchers by adding two Saint Thomas Tommies, Tucker Huhn and Jack Zupfer. Saint Thomas is a private university located in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Tucker Huhn is a Sophomore from Plano, Texas, and attended Jesuit Dallas College Prep before arriving to Saint Thomas. Huhn was once one batter away from a perfect game in the 18U WWBA World Championships, he did complete the no-hitter. Growing up, Huhn was named to
multiple all-tournament teams in Perfect Game’s 16U tournaments. In Huhn’s freshman season, he appeared in seven games and didn’t allow a run in five of them while maintaining a 5.88 ERA, and striking out four batters. This season, Saint Thomas has played six games, and Huhn appeared in one of them. On February 19th, Huhn pitched one inning, recording one strikeout, and one walk.
Jack Zupfer is a Freshman from Mounds View, Minnesota, and attended Irondale High School. During his time at Irondale High School, Zupfer earned all-conference, and all-sectional recognition. Last summer, Zupfer played for the Utica Blue Sox, a member of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League. During that time, Zupfer had a record of 5-2 and pitched 29.2 innings. He recorded 26 strikeouts to 12 walks in his time with the Utica Blue Sox.
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. Now in its’ 29th 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, 300 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 and on ESPN+. 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 Rockers as your favorite team.