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Rox Strike Early and Never Look Back

St. Cloud, MN — The Rox returned home and got back on track with a 7-4 win Thursday night. They got off to a hot start in the 1st inning. Their 3rd batter of the game, Trevor Putzig (Tennessee Tech), hit his 4th RBI single over the past two days and gave his team the early lead. Another run scored later in the inning, and then in the 2nd Daniel Schneemann (BYU) drove in another run with a single to make it 3-0. 

Two more runs scored in the 4th after another Schneemann's second RBI single and an error by the Express. Eau Claire came back to make it a 1 run game, but in the 7th the offense struck again. After a lead-off walk, Mason Mamarella belted a double down the Rightfield line to bring in a run. The next batter, Angelo Altavilla (Nebraska), singled to the exact same spot and drove in the last run of the game which proved to be enough run support.

Jackson Rose (Minnesota) and Brent Killam (Georgetown) closed out the 8th and 9th respectively to give the Rox their 41st win of the year. Killam earned his 8th save of the year after collecting 3 strikeouts on less than 15 pitches in the game's final inning.

There are only 3 games left in the regular season and 1 at home. The Rox play their 36th and final regular season game at the Rockpile tomorrow night at 7:05 PM. You won’t want to miss Fan Appreciation night presented by Texas Roadhouse. There will be giveaways all night long, and Friday night Fireworks.

Playoff tickets for Monday’s 1st round are also on sale now! 1st pitch will be at 7:05 PM as the Rox look for a playoff win for the 3rd straight season.

Tonight's Box Score.

Northwoods League Standings.

Thursday's St. Cloud Times Player of the Night is Daniel Schneemann. He racked up 3 hits and 2 RBIs within the first 4 innings to help keep Rox ahead early and for good in another win. 

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.