Rafters Announce Newest Front Office Member

Former Eau Claire Express intern joins the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters

As the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters approach their 13th season, the team has announced the
addition of Rachael Leystra to the 2022 front office staff as the Marketing and Inside Sales

Rachael Leystra is approaching her first season with the Rafters as the Marketing and Inside Sales Manager. Leystra will be working with 9 Game Pack holders and groups. She will also oversee the promotional team in order to provide a unique ballpark experience. Rachael joins us after completing a Marketing and Promotions internship with the Eau Claire Express during the 2021 season.

Rachael graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a double major in Hotel,
Restaurant, Tourism Management and Golf Enterprise Management. She also minored in
Spanish which provided her the opportunity to study abroad in Mexico. During her free time, Rachael enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to music, watching movies and cheering on the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers, and the Milwaukee Brewers.

“I’m very excited to be taking on this new role with the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters,” Rachael
says. “I can’t wait for this upcoming season and to be officially a part of the Cranberry Crazies.”

Rafters ticket packages are on sale now! We have packages of four, nine, eighteen, or all thirty- six games with all-you-can-eat ballpark food. Buy now, enjoy later! For questions, call 715-424- 5400 or stop by the Rafthouse at 521 Lincoln Street, Monday-Thursday from 9am-4pm.


The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 28 th  season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, 270 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (LAD), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2021 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove finalist and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website at watchnwl.com. For more information, visit www.northwoodsleague.com  or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.


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David Keech
Author: David Keech

David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]