Rafters Outslugged by Booyah in Green Bay Shootout


The Rafters scored the final five runs of the ballgame.

ASHWAUBENON, WI – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (19-17) fell short 10-8 on the road to the Green Bay Booyah (13-22) in a high-scoring hot and humid Monday matinee. Wisconsin Rafters left the game-tying run on base in the ninth.

With the Rafters trailing 10-3 in the seventh Elijah Dickerson (La Salle) unleashed a two-run home run over the right-field wall.

Wisconsin Rapids continued the rally in the ninth, plating three runs courtesy of three singles and two doubles. Josh Nicoloff (Kansas State) came off the bench for a key two-out RBI ground-rule double. Couper Cornblum (Wichita State) followed with an RBI base hit, cutting the lead to two. The Rafters then flew out to right to end the game with the tying run at first base.

With the game tied at one, the Booyah seized control of the game with back-to-back four-run innings in the fourth and fifth. Rafters’ pitchers Hayden Harris (Georgia Southern) and Nick Torres (Long Island) limited the Booyah damage to just one run in the sixth through eighth innings.

The Rafters’ McKinley Erves (La Grange) came off the bench to increase his hitting streak to a team-high eleven games. Monday’s game was just the third time this season the Rafters have allowed double-digit runs. Wisconsin Rapids has completed the 36 game first half of the Northwoods League regular season.

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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]