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Three Added to Rox roster

 

St. Cloud, MN – The St. Cloud Rox announced today the signing of three players for the 2015 season.  The list includes catchers Austin Athmann and Brett Cumberland along with pitcher Erik Martinez.

Athmann, a sophomore at the University of Minnesota, is a Cold Spring native and was a standout high school player for Rocori High School where graduated from in 2013.  Last season he saw action in 27 games for the Gophers.  Athmann split time between catcher and designated hitter while batting .277 on the season with a .344 on base percentage.  Following the season he was named to the All-Big Ten Freshman Team.

Cumberland is a freshman at the University of California, Berkeley.  The switch hitting catcher from Turlock, California was a three-time all-conference team member.  During his senior season at Turlock High School where he hit .410, he was named the District Player of the Year.  Cumberland spent last summer with the Klamath Falls Gems of the West Coast League.

Martinez is also a freshman at the University of California, Berkeley.  He is a right-handed pitcher from West Covina, California where posted a 1.95 ERA during his senior season.  He earned first-team All-Sierra League honors and was also an Academic All-League selection.

Cumberland and Martinez join the long list of players from the University of California, Berkeley to play for St. Cloud including most recently two-time team MVP and Northwoods League All-Star Chris Paul who played for the Rox from 2012-2014.      

Field Manager Augie Rodriguez, as well as the Rox organization will continue to build the roster for the 2015 season

The Rox home opener is Saturday, May 30th at Joe Faber Field as the Rox take on the Thunder Bay Border Cats at 7:05p.m.  There will be a post-game fireworks show presented by Coborn’s. Season and group tickets for the 2015 season are currently available by contacting the Rox ticket office at (320) 240-9798.   

 

The St. Cloud Rox are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 22nd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2015, the Northwoods League is the largest summer collegiate baseball league in the world with 18 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, more than 120 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (BOS) and Ben Zobrist (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website.  For more information, visit www.stcloudrox.com.