Rafters lock in two more
For the Gazette
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters announced the return of right-handed Delaware pitcher Winston Allen and the signing of Villanova freshman outfielder Dylan McNary.
Allen, who is currently a sophomore, started two games for the Rafters in 2018. He pitched 10 innings in three appearances, surrendering 10 runs and notching six strikeouts. In his first start, Allen pitched a season-high five innings, striking out three batters and allowing two runs.
This season with Delaware, Allen has collected 22 strikeouts in 25.1 innings of work for the Blue Hens. The 6-2 New Jersey native has made fourteen appearances in relief and collected two saves. Last year, Allen finished the season with a 5.30 ERA in two starts and eight appearances. Additionally, he struck out 14 batters over 18.2 innings.
“Wisconsin Rapids is a great place with an even greater fan base and I couldn’t be more excited to get back out there to come be a part of that community again,” Allen said.
Originally from Jefferson, MA, McNary has started 31 games as a freshman for Villanova this season. The right-handed hitter is hitting .281 and has batted in 12 runs while scoring 22 more. During the fall, McNary registered a .583 on-base percentage, going 4-for-9 in four fall games.
McNary graduated from Noble & Greenough High School, where he played for two years. The 6’ two-way player was named to the Midland Wachusett League Division A All-Star team his junior year. McNary earned All-League Honors as a senior and finished his prep baseball career with a .364 batting average and .659 slugging percentage.
“I am extremely excited for the opportunity to be playing for the Rafters this summer in a league as distinguished as the Northwoods League,” McNary said. “I think it will give me a great chance to play with elite competition and better my craft for my upcoming sophomore season at Villanova.”