Rafters’ Bobo breaks Northwoods League home run record
By Jacob Heid
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – After an incredibly special regular season in his first year as a Wisconsin Rapids Rafter in 2022, Cal-State Fullerton product Brendan Bobo has continued his powerful dominance this season as a Rafter.
In a game against the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders on Aug. 3, Bobo unleashed his 12th home run of the season, breaking the Northwoods League career home run record of 28 held by Jason Washam and Jay Gibbons from the mid to late 1990s.
Bobo tied the record vs. Wausau back on Jul. 31, and it took three games to put his name ahead of all the others.
This season, Bobo sits in solo second in the league for home runs with 12, one behind Michael Hallquist of the Duluth Huskies.
He is hitting a .254 average overall with 45 RBIs in 169 at-bats in 2023.
Last season was a stepping stone for Bobo to obtain this milestone.
It seemed like every time he stepped up to the plate, a home run wasn’t out of the question.
He led the Northwoods League in home runs (17) last year and dominated the statistic, with the second highest being 10.
Bobo and the Rafters currently fight for a playoff spot, with the regular season just over a week away from ending.