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Published On: June 14th, 2015

Rox Offense Stifled by Strong Stinger Pitching

St. Cloud, Minn. – The St. Cloud Rox were defeated by the Willlmar Stingers 6-1 Sunday afternoon in front of a sold out crowd of 2,497. Mental mistakes plagued the Rox both defensively and offensively that created runs for the Stingers.


Andrew Clemen (South Dakota State) started on the mound for the Rox today. He went 4.1 innings allowing six runs on eight hits while striking out two batters. He was pulled from the game for Andrew Sykes (Heartland Community College) after a controversial fair ball call down the third base line in the middle of the fourth inning that brought manager Augie Rodriguez out to the field to talk with the umpires.


Brett DeGagne (University of North Dakota) came into the game in the fifth inning and helped stop the Stingers offense. DeGagne went on to pitch three innings, striking out one batter and not allowing any runs or hits. Brian Glowicki (University of Minnesota) pitched the ninth inning for the Rox striking out one batter and sending down the Willmar lineup in order.


Joe Tietjen (UNC Asheville) went two for four with one walk and scored one run. Michael Strem (Boston College) drove in Tietjen for an RBI while going two for four and playing first base. Shortstop Brandon Benson (Georgia College) had a triple but was unable to be drove in.


Tomorrow is a double header for the Rox versus the Rochester Honkers with the first game starting at 5:05 p.m. at Joe Faber Field, the gates will open up for fans at 4:05 p.m. Tomorrow’s first game will be the Rox Umbrella Giveaway presented by Wells Fargo. The first 300 fans will receive a Rox Umbrella. The first game was suspended because of bad weather and will start in the bottom of the third inning with the bases full for the Rox and nobody out. The second game will start 30 minutes after the first game is concluded.


The St. Cloud Times Player of the game was Michael Strem. For more coverage on the Rox during the season visit


For more stats and information about tonight’s game, here is tonight’s boxscore:


Single game tickets can be purchased 24 hours a day at, by calling (320) 240-9798 or by visiting the Rox ticket office located at the Municipal Athletic Complex.


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), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website.  For more information, visit