Category Archives: Northwoods League

Rafters announce 2017 postseason team awards

CWS Sports Desk October 7, 2017 Wisconsin Rapids— After setting a Northwoods League record for 52 regular season wins the Rafters have announced their Most Valuable Player, Pitcher of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Postseason Most Valuable Player awards. Appearing in a franchise record 71 regular season games, Shortstop Bryson Stott (UNLV) has been… Read More »

Northwoods League announces 2017 postseason awards

CWS Sports Desk September 30, 2017 Wisconsin Rapids— The Northwoods League announced the 2017 Postseason All-Star Team and award winners on Sunday, August 13 that includes six Rafters players, two coaches, and the team’s radio voice. In a season where the Rafters have broken 32 team records through 71 games, three players from the Wisconsin… Read More »

2017 Wisconsin Rapids Rafters Season in Review

CWS Sports Desk September 14, 2017 Wisconsin Rapids–After a championship season in 2016, the Rafters followed with an encore performance of tying or breaking 35 team and league records. In its second consecutive winning season, the club was guided once again by the coaching staff of Craig Noto, John Halama, and Kirk Shrider en route… Read More »

Rafters erase late deficit to advance to second round with thrilling win

By David Keech August 14, 2017 Wisconsin Rapids— Something about playoff baseball at Witter Field brings out the best from the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters. Last season, the Rafters won in dramatic fashion throughout the season, and in Monday’s home playoff game against Lakeshore, the home team came from behind to wow the crowd. Ryan Stekl’s… Read More »

Rafters break Northwoods win record on Sunday to finish regular season

By David Keech August 13, 2017 Wisconsin Rapids— The final game of the regular season saw three significant records broken by the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (52-20, 25-11) in a 9-2 victory on Sunday at Witter Field over the Lakeshore Chinooks (38-34, 20-17). With the win, the Rafters notch the most wins for a team in… Read More »

Rafters break franchise wins record on Thursday in Rockford

By David Keech August 10, 2017 Rockford, IL—  In one inning, Wisconsin Rapids (50-19, 23-10) seized control of Thursday night on the road in Rockford (38-30, 21-13) for a record-setting 12-2 victory from Rivets Stadium. With the win, the Rafters earned their 50th win on the season to break the record for most wins in… Read More »

Rafters drop one to Bombers

August 9, 2017 Wisconsin Rapids– The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (49-19, 22-10) left 15 runners on base in the regular season finale against the Battle Creek Bombers (39-28, 19-13) in a 7-4 loss on Wednesday at Witter Field. Battle Creek committed five errors in the game, but drove two home runs and worked out of jams… Read More »