Category Archives: Northwoods League

Rafters to hold first “Rosco’s Holiday Drawing”

For CWS December 9, 2018 Wisconsin Rapids— The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are to hold the first ever “Rosco’s Holiday Drawing”. Put together by one of the most creative minds in sports, Rosco P. Rafter just might have out done himself with this one. Instead of gifting the following fan package to everyone in the Greater Wisconsin… Read More »

Rafter fans to help design new home jersey

CWS Sports Desk December 4, 2018 Wisconsin Rapids— The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are eager to announce the first home jersey design contest! The jersey design that is selected will be the inspiration for the Rafters new home jersey. This jersey will be worn by all Rafters players and coaches for all 36 home games in the… Read More »

Wisconsin Woodchucks release 2019 Season Schedule

CWS Sports Desk November 18, 2018 Wausau — The Northwoods League schedule for the 2019 season was released today. The schedule now features 22 teams with the additions of the Kokomo Jackrabbits and Traverse City Baseball. As part of the 2019 expansion and realignment, the League is adopting new divisional names: Great Plains and Great Lakes. … Read More »

Rafters to partner with Skyward, Inc. to hold 6th Annual Teacher of the Year Essay Contest

CWS Sports Desk November 5, 2018 Wisconsin Rapids— The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters and Skyward are continuing their long-standing partnership to host Educator’s Appreciation Night at Witter Field in 2019. During this evening, the Rafters and Skyward will honor one area teacher as the Skyward Central Wisconsin Teacher of the Year. The selected teacher will have a… Read More »

Rafters announce the hiring of new accounts & Corporate Service Manager

CWS Sports Desk October 1, 2018 Wisconsin Rapids– As the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters approach their inaugural 10th season, the team has announced the addition of Hannah Jurgens to the 2018 front office staff as the Accounts & Corporate Service Manager. Jurgens enters her first season with the Rafters as the Accounts & Corporate Service Manager.… Read More »

2018 Rafters season in review

CWS Sports Desk September 6, 2018 Wisconsin Rapids – After a record-setting 52-20 2017 campaign, the Rafters had high expectations for 2018. While the cranberry and gold failed to make their third consecutive postseason appearance, the club saw multiple players signed by major league teams and set forth a winning record at Witter Field for a… Read More »

Rafters win season finale

For CWS August 13, 2018 Wisconsin Rapids— The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (34-37, 19-17 2nd half) defeated the Green Bay Bullfrogs (38-44, 16-20 2nd half) 8-3 in the 2018 season finale. The Rafters took the lead in the first and never looked back, holding the lead with a plethora of offense. The cranberry and gold got the party… Read More »

Rafters finish Chucks on Friday night

For CWS August 12, 2018 Wisconsin Rapids— The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (32-37, 17-17 2nd half) defeated the Wisconsin Woodchuck (28-42, 16-19 2nd half) 3-2 on Friday night at Witter Field. The Rafters took the lead late as Alex Fedje-Johnson (Davidson) collected a hit to right and scored on an airmailed errant throw from the Woodchucks right fielder… Read More »

Rafters end home finale with a win

For CWS August 11, 2018 Wisconsin Rapids — The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (33-37, 18-17 2nd half) won their final home game of the year 4-1 over the Green Bay Bullfrogs (28-43, 16-19 2nd half). The Rafters rallied in the eighth scoring three runs to take a late lead against the Frogs. Both teams traded runs in the second.… Read More »

Rafters get 4 in ninth for win

For CWS August 9, 2018 Wausau— The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters scored four times in the ninth as the Wisconsin Woodchucks closed out the home schedule for 2018 with an 8-7 loss tonight at Athletic Park.  The Chucks finished with a home record of 19-17 for the season. The Woodchucks got the offense going right away in… Read More »

Rafters split season series with Dock Spiders

For CWS August 5, 2018 Wisconsin Rapids – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (30-35, 15-15 2nd half) took down the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (36-29, 15-15 2nd half) 6-3. Ten errors were committed combined between both clubs, but the Rafters overcame their gaffes in the field to win 6-3. Fond du Lac was the first to score, striking… Read More »

Rafters swept by Bombers in Battle Creek

For CWS August 3, 2018 Wisconsin Rapids—  The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (29-34, 14-14 2nd half) fell to the Battle Creek Bombers (32-32, 16-13 2nd half) 3-1. Both teams collected eight hits but, the Rafters could get the hit to bring home runs as they left 12 on base. Wisconsin Rapids started the scoring though as Ethan Stringer (Louisville)… Read More »