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Rafters close season vs. Lakeshore Sunday at home
Rafters 5-0 lead crumbles late behind Bombers 8-run 7th inning
Rafters 5-0 lead crumbles late behind Bombers 8-run 7th inning
The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (9-21, 25-39 overall) won their 25th game of the season Monday at Witter Field.
Wormington Throws Seven; Late Homer Beats Wisconsin Rapids for 7th Straight Loss
The Rafters never led in the game, as the Express jumped all over Cam Seidl (JR, UW-Stevens Point), who made a spot start for Wisconsin Rapids.
Express hit go-ahead HR in 8th
Start 2-game series at Lakeshore Sunday
Bill Makes His Shortest Start, Three Madison Homers Send Mallards Past Rafters 10-2.
Bill Makes His Shortest Start, Three Madison Homers Send Mallards Past Rafters 10-2.
The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (6-11, 22-29 overall) scored first Saturday night once again but dropped to the La Crosse Loggers (8-8, 34-17 overall) for the second straight night, losing 5-2. Bo Henning
Alex Gunn Goes Full Nine, Rafters Allow Final Nine Runs.
The Wisconsin Woodchucks used great performances on the mound by Austin Pettibone and Jackson Lowery to defeat the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 5-2 and sweep the Rafters in a two-game set.
Rafters score 7 runs in first 2 innings
The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters matched a season high in hits en route to a 10-8 win at Warner Park in Madison on Friday.
Play Green Bay Thursday
Rapids scores two in 11th to win
Head to Battle Creek Sunday
The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters team-record eight-game winning streak came to an end with a 3-2 loss in La Crosse Friday. The La Crosse Loggers took the lead in the eighth inning and held on for the victory.
Josh Cyr (JR, Univ. of North Alabama) came up with a clutch hit in ninth, but the big hit was few and far between for the Rafters who stranded 12 runners Sunday, losing to the Lakeshore Chinooks 9-5. The
The Rafters were knocked around for a season-high 17 hits Saturday night in front of 1,324 fans at Witter Park, losing to the upstart Lakeshore Chinooks 7-2. The Chinooks stand at first in the NWL South
Size didn't matter Sunday night, as diminutive lefty Matt Trowbridge tossed a gem against the Rafters, as Wisconsin Rapids lost again on the road to the Eau Claire Express, this time 2-1. Another late-inning
Bautista gets first win
(ROCHESTER, MN) The Northwoods League is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2011 Rawlings "Big Stick" Award. This award is given to the player at each position who had the best batting average during
The Rafters complete their second season with the highest win total in team history.
Doyle Holds His Own in Pitcher's Duel
Wisconsin Rapids - The Eau Claire Express used a four run ninth inning to blow a close game open and beat the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 8-1 Wednesday night. The Rafters had just four total hits as their
Rapids Puts Together 2nd 3-Game Win Streak of Season
Wis Rapids Survives Late Rally in 8-7 Road Win
Wisconsin Rapids - Just 24 hours removed from the heartbreak of a one run loss, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters inflicted that same heartbreak on the Waterloo Bucks, sealing a 3-2 victory Thursday night with
Mallards Walk Off With Win Over Rapids
Jirschele Has 3 Hits & 2 RBI in Win
Wisconsin Rapids - In an offense-laden battle, the Wisconsin Woodchucks, on the strength of a six-RBI performance by Danny Susdorf, beat the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 15-7. The Rafters jumped all over
Teams Enter Week Tied For 2nd-to-Last in South Division
(WAUSAU) - Aaron Gates hit a walk-off bases-loaded single with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning Sunday afternoon, scoring pinch-runner Mike Gerber to give the Wisconsin Woodchucks a 4—3 victory
Wisconsin Rapids - After winning the first game of a double-header 8-3, the Wisconsin Woodchucks dropped game two to the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters by a score of 8-4. The Woodchucks struck first with
Fail to Protect Early Lead on the Road
Bautista Pitches Well for 6 Innings
(GREEN BAY) - With a slim lead late in a pitcher's duel, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters let victory slip through their hands in a 4-2 loss to the Green Bay Bullfrogs Sunday afternoon. Tied at one after
(GREEN BAY) - Revenge is a dish best served with a shut-out. The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters turned the tables on the Green Bay Bullfrogs Saturday night, answering a prior nights shut out with a 5-0 shut-out
Wisconsin Rapids - With just two hits over their final four at bats, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters never overcame an early two run deficit in an 8-4 loss to the Eau Claire Express Thursday night. After
Eau Claire - It turns out a lack-luster first inning did not set the tone for the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters Wednesday night as the Rafters scored six runs over the fifth, sixth and seventh, to erase a two
Addresses Players, Signs Fan Autographs, and Throws Out First Pitch
Rafters P Debilzen Strikes Out 2 In Front of Home Crowd
The Rafters organization and area players get ready for the All-Star game to be played on Monday night.
(WAOW) - The Northwoods League All-Star game will be held at Witter Park in Wisconsin Rapids Monday. Sunday, the Rafters held events to get their fans into the all-star spirit. Players were there to
Wisconsin Rapids - With a record crowd expected at Historic Witter Field in Wisconsin Rapids this Monday, July 18th for the 2011 Marshfield Clinic Northwoods League All-Star Game, the Rafters have taken
Battle Creek, MI - A magical week in the history of the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters came to a disappointing close with a 7-6, ten inning loss to the Battle Creek Bombers Saturday night. Trailing 4-3 into
Battle Creek, MI - The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters scored eight runs over their first three at bats and cruised to an 11-2 win over the Battle Creek Bombers on the road Friday night. After Alex Edward drove
Wisconsin Rapids - Michael Huckabay did not allow a base runner to the Battle Creek Bombers until the fourth, and held them scoreless into the seventh, and helped the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters cruise to
The Rafters give up three runs in the ninth inning for the loss.
Edward Drives in Both Runs in 2-0 Victory
UWSP Pitcher Iverson Is Amongst Woodchucks Honorees
Madison - One strong start, zero errors and seven runs all equaled a second straight win for the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters as they defeated the Madison Mallards 7-1 Sunday night. The win gives the Rafters,
Madison - A second half run cannot be made without first winning a game. The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters took care of that Saturday night with a 7-2 win over the Madison Mallards at Warner Park. A single
Briner Strikes Out 10 as His Offense Scores 10
Finish 1st Half With League's Worst Record
Green Bay Builds Lead Early
Cyr & Hohl Both Homer in 10-3 Win
Wisconsin Rapids Strands 11 Baserunners in Loss
Improve to 4-1 vs. Bucks this year
Koback Singles Home Game-Winner in 10th
Score all 3 runs in 3-2 win during 8th inning
No Make-up Date Immediately Announced
Wausau - In a pitcher's duel after five innings Tuesday night, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters chances at a victory slipped away after the Wisconsin Woodchucks scored five runs in the sixth inning en route
Madison - Trailing all afternoon, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters tied the game with two outs in their final at bat, but could never take a lead in extras as the Madison Mallards won 5-4 in ten innings. A
Will Play Doubleheader on July 22nd
3B Brandon Hohl Goes 4-4 in the Loss
Rapids Erases 9th-Inning Deficit But Falls Short
Wisconsin Rapids - With a dominating performance on the mound, excellent defense, and just enough hitting, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters notched their first home win of the season 2-1 over the Eau Claire
Brian Hills tosses a quality start, but takes the loss.
Wheeler Has a Hand in Both Rafters Runs
Wisconsin Rapids Falls to 2-7 on the Season
Top Waterloo for 2nd Win of Season
Starter Brad Douthit sets a team record by pitching eight innings.
SPASH Grad Goes 322nd Overall
Drop 8-7 Decision in Waterloo
The Rafters hit three home runs, but for the second night in a row, it isn't enough.
The loss drops the Rafters to 0-4 on the year.
Hit .279 with 27 RBI this Season
Ink Both an Infielder and an Outfielder
Element Mobile Home Plate Club features 40 new seats
The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters added a pair of Big Ten Conference teammates today, when they officially announced the signings of sophomore infielders Brandon Hohl and Bill Charvat.
Arreola Was 2nd on Team in Strikeouts Last Year
Woodchucks Rematch Playoff Loss to League Champ Eau Claire
Teams Makes First Signing of Offseason
Guided Team Through Inaugural Season
Joins Laverty and Hessel as Returning Coaches
Rapids Went 20-50 in Inaugural Northwoods League Campaign
Largest Crowd in Franchise History Sees 5-4 Win Over Battle Creek
The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters discovered single inning heroics cannot account for seven errors as they lost 10-7 to the Battle Creek Bombers Sunday night.
It looked bleak for the Rafters late Saturday night, but a six run explosion in the eighth brightened their outlook in route to 7-6 comeback win against the Battle Creek Bombers.
Palermo's Homerun is Lone Bright Spot For Rapids
Rapids Falls 24-12 in La Crosse
The Wisconsin Woodchucks (16-10, 34-27) played yet another back and forth game with the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (7-22, 18-43) and scored 3 runs in the 9th to break a 7-7 tie and won 10-7 at Witter Field Saturday night. The Woodchucks finish the 2010 season 6-4 against the Rafters.
The Wisconsin Woodchucks (15-10, 33-27) have played close games with the Wisconsin Rapids Rafter (7-21, 18-43) all season and Friday night was no exception as the Woodchucks won 8-7. The game included 6 lead changes and was tight the whole way.
The Wisconsin Woodchucks (14-10, 32-27) battled all day with the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (7-20, 18-24) but finally lost in the 11th inning 6-4 Thursday night. The Woodchucks had their first lead in the 11th inning before Brian Emberry hit a walkoff homer to send the Rafters home happy.
Wisconsin Rapids native Howie Heinrich makes his Rafters debut
Rapids Has Lost 7 Straight
The Green Bay Bullfrogs held the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters scoreless through the first nine innings of baseball Monday night as the Rafters lost a suspended game 7-4, then a full nine inning game 6-4 in Green Bay.
A third straight pitcher's duel between the Madison Mallards and Wisconsin Rapids Rafters ended in historic fashion Sunday night as Rusty Shellhorn tossed the first no hitter in Mallards history to beat the Rafters 4-0.
Two big flies from Jenzen Torres had the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters in position for a one run win Saturday night, but a clutch two run single in the bottom of the eighth for the Madison Mallards beat the Rafters 5-4.
The nature of a one run game is such that it can turn in an instant. The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters know that all too well after a 3-2 Rafters lead into the eighth became a 7-3 loss to the Madison Mallards Friday night.
With just three hits in game one, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters needed a lift in game two of Thursday's Battle Creek double header. That lift came in the form of five and two thirds innings of one run baseball from Tommy Organ, en route to a 3-1 win over the Bombers.
Will Play a Doubleheader on Thursday
SPASH Grad Reaches Base 5 Times in 5-4 Loss
Defensive miscues plagued the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters in a 3-2 loss to the Waterloo Bucks Monday night. All three of the Waterloo runs came home unearned as the result of three Rafters errors.
The story of the game became the lopsided final score and a great pitching performance from Jesse Arreola. But early on the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters scored with two outs in three different innings on their way to an 8-1 win over the Eau Claire Express Sunday.
Saturday's day night double-header should have provided a tale of two games, but instead both turned out in similar fashion as the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters dropped both ends of a double header to the Eau Claire Express. Outscored 26 to three on the night, a 13-2 final and a 13-1 final propelled the Express to the Saturday sweep.
Wausau, WI - Friday, the Wisconsin Woodchucks lost a 10 inning thriller to Wisconsin Rapids 3-2. The ‘Chucks fall to 8-4, while the Rafters advance to 4-7. Brad Douthit (1-4) got the win, while Eric
Wisconsin Scores 7 in the Final 2 Innings
Johnstone, Gantner, and others teach baseball to kids
Wisconsin Rapids Rafter outfielder Cody Koback was the area's lone representative taking the field in last night's Northwoods League all-star game. The UW-Stevens Point sophomore went 1 for 2 at the plate, hitting a 2-out triple in the bottom of the ninth.
McClaren Will Miss Game With Tightness in Throwing Arm
Trailing 2-1 into their half of the ninth, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters scored a single run to force extras, and then fell victim to a La Crosse Logger walk-off hit for a 3-2 final Sunday.
Losing your starter after just an inning and two thirds due to a rain delay can often hamper a club's chances at a win. But the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters got clutch pitching from three relievers to beat the La Crosse Loggers 2-1 Friday night.
The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters dropped their third straight game on Friday night falling at La Crosse 9-0. Rapids hits the field again on Saturday and Sunday as well visiting those same Loggers in the final two games before the Northwoods League All-Star break.
Whether it was the 8:05 first pitch, the 6-2-1 put out, the soggy outfield, a batter hit in the head, or the mere fact they were playing baseball after midnight, Thursday turned into a memorable, if not pleasant night for the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters.
Will Play a Doubleheader on August 3rd
Lose 5-2 at Witter Field on Tuesday
UWSP Sophomore & SPASH Grad Cody Koback Gets Nod
Running Pitches 6 Scoreless Innings for Rapids
Deal Includes Ticket to Tuesday's Game
The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters managed just four hits and only one scoring threat as they fell 6-0 to the Waterloo Bucks Sunday afternoon.
(WAOW) - Whether it was residual magic from a trip to the actual site of the Field of Dreams movie, or the five hits combined from the one and two hitters, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters beat the Waterloo
The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters lost their fifth straight game and their first of the second half of the season falling at Waterloo 4-2. Rapids hits the field again Saturday visiting those same Bucks.
The Madison Mallards found one more answer than the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters did Thursday night in a 4-3 win at home. Each team came from behind at least once and the game stood tied at 2-2 as well as 3-3. The Mallards though pushed across a run in their half of the sixth to take the lead for good.
The fourth home run of the game Wednesday night provided the crushing blow in an 11-5 loss for the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters at the hands of the Madison Mallards.
Hallberg Plays Collegiately at Ohio State
Drop a Pair at Eau Claire
As the Rafters are in their inaugural season at Witter Field in Wisconsin Rapids, two local kids are also calling the town home for the summer season, Pointer teammates Cody Koback and Justin Jirschele.
Heavy rains throughout the day forced the postponement of the game between the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters and Eau Claire Express scheduled to take place in Marshfield Monday.
WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI - The ticking time-bomb that is the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters offense may have made its loudest tick Sunday afternoon in a 4-3 walk-off win over the La Crosse Loggers. Tied at three
Wisconsin Rapids, WI - On the strength of two sac flies and three late runs the La Crosse Loggers (16-13) beat the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (10-18) 5-1 Saturday night at Witter Field. In the eighth inning
Embery Homers in 7-1 Defeat
Embery Drives In Lone Run of Game
The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters dropped their game Wednesday night against Waterloo 4-3 in 10 innings.
Waterloo Bucks (14-12) starter Taylor Massey at one point retired ten consecutive batters en route to a 15-0 complete game shut-out over the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (9-15) Tuesday night.
Battle Creek, MI - Under ominous skies the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters loaded the bases in the top of the first, then cashed in a four run inning after an hour and thirty minute rain delay on their way to
By Sean Giggy (WAOW) - The Woodchucks in Lacrosse facing the Loggers last night. These two finished up Friday night's rain delayed game and the Loggers won that one 9-8 behind five runs in the ninth inning. Saturday's
Manage Just 5 Hits in 8-2 Loss
Wisconsin Rapids - Matt Baudino would simply not allow a fourth straight loss on his record. A loser in his first three, Baudino fought his way in and out of trouble, before finishing the night with six
Rapids Gets to Within 4-2, But No Closer
The Wisconsin Woodchucks and Wisconsin Rapids Rafters split their doubleheader on Tuesday at Bukolt Park in Stevens Point.
Rafters Will Lead 2-1 in Top of 4th When Game Resumes on Tuesday
A scoreless sixth could have had the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters looking at a 2-1 win, instead the Madison Mallards plated seven in the inning to cruise to an 8-2 win despite two late Rafter runs.
Jenzen Torres homered in the first inning to put the Rafters up 1-0, but three Madison runs in the bottom of the first had the Rafters playing catch-up all night. Solo home runs from Brian Embery and Ryan Palermo only dented the lead as the Rafters fell 10-6 to the Mallards Saturday night.
The Wisconsin Woodchucks got a road win over Waterloo 6-5 on Saturday while the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters fell on the road at Madison 10-6. Both teams are back on the field on Sunday against those same opponents.
Win Game 1 and Lose Nightcap, both by 3-2 Scores
SPASH Grad Blasts First Rafters HR at Witter Field
Will Play A Doubleheader on Thursday
The offense arrived early, and just often enough in a 7-5 Rafters victory over the Wisconsin Woodchucks Sunday.
The Woodchucks shut out the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 2-0 on Saturday night at Athletic Park paced by Chris Licon's work on the mound who pitched the complete game in keeping the zero on the board for Rapids. The two teams go back at it again on Sunday at 5pm at Athletic Park.
Wisconsin Opens 3-Game Weekend Series With 5-1 Victory
The Rafter's offense burst out for their largest run total to date in a 7-3 win Wednesday, over the visiting Battle Creek Bombers.
There are still 65 games to focus on, but for now the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters can step back and savor win number one, a 3-0 victory over the Green Bay Bullfrogs.
From the first pitch to the last explosion of fireworks, the excitement over baseball's debut back in Wisconsin Rapids remained high despite a 7-0 Rafters loss to the Eau Claire Express.
A soggy, tarp covered field greeted the Rafters on arrival in Eau Claire today. Steady drizzle pelted the area throughout the early afternoon prompting the umpires and coaches to determine the field unplayable. The game will be made up as part of a double header on July, 6 when the Rafters return to Eau Claire.
For the second straight night the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters put the go-ahead run on base in the top of the ninth inning, but could not pick up a clutch hit and dropped their third straight, 3-2 to the Eau Claire Express.
Swept in 2-game inaugural series
Several players were at Witter Field on Monday for their first official practice of the year, Rapids getting ready for its opener Wednesday visiting Waterloo, and the team is excited for its inauguaral season.