Returning to the pitching staff for a second season will be right-handed reliever Skyler Debilzen, who will enter his junior year at the University of Wisconsin –La Crosse this spring. Debilzen was the Rafters lone All-Star representative at the 2011 Marshfield Clinic Northwoods League All-Star Game in Wisconsin Rapids, tossing one scoreless inning in relief while striking out two batters in that game. An Oregon, WI native, Debilzen began the season on a temporary contract but quickly established himself as a valuable member of the Rafters bullpen. With a vacant roster spot available near the end of June, the Rafters were able to sign Debilzen to a full contract, allowing him to remain with the team through the remainder of the season. In 30 appearances for the Rafters, spanning 42.1 innings on the mound, Debilzen posted a team-best 2.76 ERA while recording 38 strikeouts and only allowing 14 walks. Like Bautista, Debilzen was also a model of consistency, throwing multiple innings out of the bullpen and getting key outs in critical situations throughout the year. After allowing runs in his first two appearances of the year, Debilzen put together a string of 14 scoreless outings (June 7-July 6) spanning 20.2 innings, setting a new Rafters franchise record. Debilzen’s former college teammate, Mitch Running (UW-La Crosse), held the previous scoreless streak of 15.2 innings, which he compiled in the Rafters inaugural season in 2010.