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Published On: June 29th, 2022

The La Crosse Loggers fell short in an old-fashioned pitcher’s duel last night in St. Cloud against the Rox. 

Eldridge Armstrong (San Diego State) made his first start for the Loggers, tossing a solid 4.0 innings, surrendering one earned run on 2 hits and 5 strikeouts. Garret Rennie (San Diego), Edward Berry (Swarthmore College), and Russell Derbyshire (Lousiana-Monroe) all pitched in relief, throwing 4.0 scoreless innings collectively. 

The Rox offense produced runs in the 1st and 4th innings. The first run came on a sacrifice fly by Trevor Austin (Mercer), scoring John Nett (St. Cloud State), who reached third base on an error. The second run was the result of a wild pitch, plating Ethan Mann (New Mexico State), who reached on a walk.   

Brady Prewitt (Colorado State-Pueblo)spearheaded the Rox offense, going 3-3 with a double. Brice Matthews (Nebraska) also played well, collecting 2 hits on the evening.  

Matthew McClure (Loyola Marymount) was the story of the contest, pitching brilliantly for St. Cloud. The 6’6 right-hander nearly went the distance, tossing 8.0 innings while only allowing a run on 4 hits and 4 strikeouts. Chase Grillo (Washington State) then closed it out, recording his 8th save of the season and keeping his scoreless streak alive through 9 games.  

The only run for the Loggers was manufactured in the 7th inning, coming from a sacrifice fly by Coby Morales (Washington), scoring Carson Hornung (South Carolina) who reached on a triple. Hornung extended his hitting streak to 14 games.  

The Lumberman return home for a two-game series against the Duluth Huskies, beginning Friday, July 1st. To kick off July, it will be “Military Appreciation night” and a “Fireworks Extravaganza” at Copeland Park, presented by OptumServ. As always, current or former military members receive free admission by showing a military ID. The first pitch is scheduled for 6:35pm CT.


The La Crosse Loggers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 28th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 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, over 280 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (NYM), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2021 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove winner and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TEX). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. League games are viewable live at For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Loggers as your favorite team.