Eau Claire, WI June 5, 2010 (PRESS RELEASE)- 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.
With the cancelation, next on tap for the Rafters is the home opener on Sunday night. Saturday's scheduled starter Chris Green will be pushed back, with Matt Baudino instead set to make his first start in the opener.
Standing room only tickets are still available for the first ever Wisconsin Rapids Rafters game at Witter Field. Extra bleachers are being installed to accommodate opening day walk up crowds. Game time is 6:05.
The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are members of the 16-team summer collegiate Northwoods League. Single game tickets, ticket packages and group tickets are on sale now! Single game tickets and 9 Game Packs are now available for purchase online at raftersbaseball.com. For more information call (715) 424-5400 or visit www.raftersbaseball.com. The Rafters will play a 70 game schedule with 35 home games in 2010. Opening Day at Witter Field is scheduled for Sunday, June 6 at 6:05pm vs. the Eau Claire Express.
Courtesy: Rafters Media Relations