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Busch’s 2 RBI’s Not Enough Saturday

St. Cloud, MN — Michael Busch (North Carolina) came through for the Rox once again. With the Rox (28-19) down in the 6th, his double with 2 outs scored Northwoods League All-Stars Matthew Tarantino (Pacific) and Shane Selman (McNeese State) from 2nd and 1st to give the Rox their first couple runs of the game.

Unfortunately, they didn't score again and fell 6-2 Saturday night in their first of two games against the Stingers this weekend. Busch had his 4th multi-RBI game, and 9th multi-hit game of the season. That double was preceded by his single in the 2nd. 

St. Cloud also had hits from Tarantino, Brendan Illies (North Carolina), Cameron Eden (Cal) and Drew Avans (Southeastern Louisiana). Avans also came out to the mound, and tossed two scoreless innings in the 8th and 9th. He only allowed one baserunner, and kept the Rox in game late.

St. Cloud is now tied with Mankato for the 2nd best overall record in the North Division, and remains one game back of Waterloo for the best record.

They gear up for tomorrow's game against the Stingers, looking to close out the 4 game homestand on a high note before the All-Start break beginning Monday.Tomorrow is Pink in the park day presented by the Center for Diagnostic Imaging. The Rox will be wearing pink jersey that will be auctioned off with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Sunday is also Coborn’s Kids Day. Kids have the chance to run the bases and get autographs on the field after the game.

Today's Box Score.

Northwoods League Standings.

Saturday's St. Cloud Times Player of the Game is Michael Busch. He had an RBI double in the 6th to drive in the only two runs the Rox scored tonight.

The St. Cloud Rox are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 23-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 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, 180 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two- time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.stcloudrox.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Rox as your favorite team.