Rafters split doubleheader with Rockford
For the City Times
ROCKFORD, IL – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (1-1) took a 2-0 win in a suspended nine-inning game and dropped a seven-inning game 5-3 in a May 29 road doubleheader against the Rockford Rivets (1-1).
Richie Schiekofer posted the team’s first RBI of the season with a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning of game one. Later in the sixth inning, Peter Matt stole home on the final play of the inning to give the Rafters a 2-0 lead.
Four Rafters pitchers combined for the shutout win. Matt Osterberg gets the official win in relief and Rockford’s Carter Lawler gets the loss.
In the nightcap, the Rafters fell behind 4-0 and rallied with three runs in the fifth, but could not complete the comeback, eventually falling 5-3.
Richie Schiekofer finished the day with two RBIs, going 2-for-6 on the day. Additionally, Osvaldo Tovalin went 3-for-7 at the plate.