Tag Archives: NWL

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 »

Northwoods League 2017 Major League Dreams Showcase set for Madison

By David Keech August 8, 2017 Madison— The Northwoods League has announced the rosters for the 2017 Major League Dreams Showcase, which will be hosted by the Madison Mallards at Warner Park on Tuesday, August 8. Four Rafters have been selected to participate in the two-game event. The annual Showcase will consist of a double-header… Read More »

Rafters sweep Bombers in doubleheader Monday

By David Keech August 7, 2017 Wisconsin Rapids— In a doubleheader featuring two seven-inning games between Wisconsin Rapids (49-18, 22-9) and Battle Creek (38-28, 18-13), the Rafters took both games from Witter Field with a 4-3 win in game one, and a 9-1 victory in the nightcap. Game one needed eight innings to complete, but… Read More »

Rafters open final series with Kingfish on Saturday

By David Keech August 5, 2017 Wisconsin Rapids— After its final Michigan road trip came to a conclusion, Wisconsin Rapids (45-18, 18-9) heads home to open a two-game series against Kenosha (33-30, 11-17) from Witter Field on Saturday. The Rafters are a perfect 6-0 this year when taking on Kenosha, and come off an 11-4 victory… Read More »

5 Woodchucks to play in Northwoods League Major League Dreams Showcase

By David Keech August 1, 2017 Wausau— The Northwoods League has announced the rosters for the 2017 Major League Dreams Showcase, which will be hosted by the Madison Mallards at Warner Park on Tuesday, August 8. The annual Showcase will consist of a double-header featuring the top players from the Northwoods League who were selected by… Read More »

Rafters come back to defeat Growlers on Tuesday

By David Keech August 1, 2017 Wisconsin Rapids— Wisconsin Rapids (44-18, 17-9) trailed 5-4 entering the bottom of the eighth inning, but three runs in the frame were the deciding factor in a 7-5 victory over Kalamazoo (18-41, 9-17) at Witter Field. Home runs from Ryan Stekl and Jake Guenther tied the game for Wisconsin… Read More »

Rafters win series opener over Growlers on Monday

By David Keech July 31, 2017 Wisconsin Rapids— In the final series of the year against the Growlers, Wisconsin Rapids (43-18, 16-9) defeated Kalamazoo (18-40, 9-15), 8-2 from Witter Field to open the two game set. Nick Anderson homered while Michael Ruffolo and Charlie McConnell each tallied two RBI’s for the Rafters. Kalamazoo scored first… Read More »