Craig’s Home Run the Only Mark as Rox Fall to Kingfish
Kenosha, WI- The St. Cloud Rox could not get past the pitching of Kenosha’s J.D. Nielsen and Garrett McKenzie tonight as the Kingfish defeated the Rox 7-3 at Simmons Field. In all, the Rox tallied just one hit, a two-run home run from Will Craig in the fifth inning to move them to 0-2 in the second half of the season.
Chris Paul would score the final run of the game for the Rox in the seventh inning off a wild pitch from Nielsen, reaching base on a hit by pitch earlier in the inning. Nick McCarty recorded his first loss of the season for the Rox (2-1), throwing the first three innings and giving up one earned run on six hits, before being relieved by Trevor Charpie in the fourth, who allowed one run while striking out five. Tyler Deel then came on in the seventh, throwing the last two innings for the Rox and not allowing a run.
Craig’s home run came in the fifth after Boo Vazquez walked, to give him his third homer of the season.
Tonight’s box score can be found at http://northwoods.bbstats.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=210453.
The Rox will now travel to Green Bay to take on the Bullfrogs the next two days, with tomorrow’s contest beginning at 3:05 p.m. before ending their road trip in Rochester for one game on July 6th. St. Cloud then returns home on July 7th for one game with the Honkers, which is Hot Dog Hundo Night, presented by McDonald’s Meats. Fans will the have the opportunity to win numerous prizes and up to $100 just for purchasing a hot dog.
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