Category Archives: Rafters

Rafters announce ticket package dates for 2018 season

By David Keech December 7, 2017 Wisconsin Rapids— The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters announced their 2018 Regular Season schedule on Thursday, November 16th, in conjunction with the Northwoods League. Today the team announced the dates for their three Bleacher 9 Game Package options for the 2018 season as well as dates for the Solarus Founders Club… Read More »

Former Rafter Calabrese headlines Rafters 5th annual Hot Stove event

CWS Sports Desk December 2, 2017 Wisconsin Rapids— The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters have partnered with Aspirus Riverview Hospital & Clinics to hold the 5th Annual Rafters “Hot Stove” Rendezvous, on Thursday, January 11th at Hotel Mead & Conference Center. The event will feature an appearance by 2016 Rafters catcher and Summer Collegiate World Series walk-off home… Read More »

Rafters announce 2018 Northwoods League schedule

CWS Sports Desk November 28, 2017 Wisconsin Rapids— Coming off a season which saw them win a Northwoods League record 52 games in the regular season, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters will open their ninth season on the road against the Madison Mallards on Tuesday, May 29th next summer. The Northwoods League released its complete schedule today… Read More »

Rafters and Skyward partner for Skyward Teacher of the Year essay contest

By David Keech November 8, 2017 Wisconsin Rapids— The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters and Skyward are continuing their long-held partnership to hold Educator’s Appreciation Night at Witter Field in 2018. As part of the evening, the Rafters and Skyward will honor one area teacher as the Skyward Central Wisconsin Teacher of the Year. The selected teacher will… Read More »

Rafters’ Stekl and Stott receive Rawlings ‘Big Stick’ Award

CWS Sports Desk November 8, 2017 Wisconsin Rapids—  The Northwoods League has announced the recipients of the 2017 Rawlings ‘Big Stick’ Award. This award is given to the player at each position who had the best batting average during the 2017 season Infielder Ryan Stekl (Canisius) was selected as a 2017 Rawlings ‘Big Stick’ Award recipient.… Read More »

Rafters’ Jake Serwe named Assistant GM of Madison Mallards

CWS Sports Desk October 26, 2017  Wisconsin Rapids–  The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters announced today that Assistant General Manager Jake Serwe has been named Assistant General Manager of Big Top Baseball’s sister team the Madison Mallards. “Jake has been a part of some of the biggest moments in Rafters history, including the World Series Championship in… Read More »

Rafters announce ticket package pricing and renewal information for 2018 season

CWS Sports Desk October 22, 2017 Wisconsin Rapids— With the 2017 season highlighted by winning a Northwoods League record 52 regular season games, today the Rafters announced their renewal information and ticket package pricing for the 2018 season. The season ticket renewal process is now underway as the Rafters prepare for the 2018 season. All… Read More »

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 »