Two LSU Tigers Join the Rafters 2021 Roster

Rafters secure two ranked LSU freshmen

Wisconsin Rapids – The Wisconsin Rapid Rafters welcome two Louisiana State University Tigers, Jordan Thompson and Brody Drost, to the 2021 roster.

Originally from Chula Vista, California, Thompson is currently a freshman infielder at LSU. Nationally he was ranked the 53rd player overall by Perfect Game for the class of 2020. The righty was also ranked 3rd amongst shortstops in the state of California.

“I’m super excited to play for the Rafters this summer.” Thompson said, “I can’t wait to have a great time playing ball and hopefully come home with a championship.”

Drost, also in his first year at LSU, was the 2020 Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year. The Sulphur, LA native was also ranked highly by Perfect Game. He was selected as the number one overall player in Louisiana and 20th overall outfielder nationally.

“Summer baseball has always been a big part of my life and I am excited to continue that with the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters,” said Drost. “As long as Wisconsin has gumbo and crawfish, I’ll be great.”

Mark your calendars! The Rafters Home Opener is on Monday, May 31st at 6:35pm against rival Wisconsin Woodchucks. Reserve your tickets today with a Rafters ticket package! Single game tickets go on sale in April.

The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 27th 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, over 245 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 (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB All-Star Jordan Zimmermann (DET). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Rafters as your favorite team.

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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]