Rox and Stingers Postponed After Five Innings at Joe Faber Field
St. Cloud, MN – The St. Cloud Rox and the Willmar Stingers have postponed their May 31st matchup until tomorrow at 1:05 p.m. as the teams were deadlocked in a 0-0 tie after five innings, before heavy rain forced them to delay the game until tomorrow afternoon. Tomorrow’s regularly scheduled matchup between the Rox and the Stingers originally slated for 1:05 p.m. will begin 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game, which will pick up in the top of the sixth inning. Fans that have tickets for the scheduled June 1st game will be able to use their tickets for the conclusion of the May 31st game and the June 1st game.
Tomorrow’s game will both be billed as “Teacher Appreciation Day” presented by the Minnesota Connections Academy. The first 300 fans will receive an apple and teachers will receive general admission tickets for just $5 with credentials. It is also “Coborn’s Kids Day” at Joe Faber Field as kids will have the opportunity to collect autographs from the Rox and run the bases after the game.
Rox starter Reese Gregory and Stinger hurler TJ Whidby each allowed just two hits as the game ended abruptly in the bottom of the fifth. For St. Cloud, Bradley Strong and Chris Paul recorded the hits for the Rox, both coming in the fifth inning. Gregory finished the short contest with eight strikeouts in five innings of work.
After the Rox and Stingers conclude today’s game and finish the series with one more tomorrow, the Rox head to Waterloo on Monday for a two-game series with the Bucks, playing Monday and Tuesday at 6:35 p.m., before heading back to St. Cloud for a midweek contest with Alexandria on Wednesday, June 4th, beginning at 7:05 p.m.
The St. Cloud Rox are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, 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 119 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League YouTube channel. For more information, visit www.stcloudrox.com.