LOVES PARK, Ill. – The Rockford Rivets committed four errors and gave up six unearned runs in a 10-4 loss to the St. Cloud Rox on Tuesday at Rivets Stadium.
The Rivets lost an early 2-0 lead when the Rox scored three unearned runs in the third inning. A walk and an error put two runners on for the top of the St. Cloud order. Ricky Ramirez drove in a run with a groundout. Drew Freeman and Luke Ringhofer each singled in a run to give the Rox the lead from that point on.
Rockford starter Trevor Kiminski (0-2) gave up seven runs, two earned, in four innings and took the loss. Kiminski walked four and gave up five hits.
Austin Dubsky (4-0) earned the win for the Rox with six strikeouts over six innings.
Ryan Long was 3-for-4 with a home run in the loss.
The Rivets face the Green Bay Bullfrogs at Rivets Stadium 6:35 p.m. Wednesday. Broadcasts and live streams can be found at NorthwoodsLeague.com.
Rockford is a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League, which will play its 23rd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2016. The Northwoods League is the largest organized 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 150 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (Washington Nationals) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (Chicago White Sox), Jordan Zimmermann (Detroit Tigers), Curtis Granderson (New York Mets), Lucas Duda (Mets) and Ben Zobrist (Chicago Cubs). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website, NorthwoodsLeague.com. For more information, visit RockfordRivets.com.