St. Cloud, Minn. – The St. Cloud Rox fell to the Duluth Huskies 8-1 Wednesday night.
Marc-Andre Habeck (Georgia State University) started on the mound for the Rox and pitched 3.2 innings. Habeck recorded two strikeouts and only allowed three hits.
Chris Farish (Wake Forest University) came into the game in the sixth inning with one out and ended up going 3.2 innings and struck out four batters.
Eight Rox batters had hits tonight for a final total of 11 hits. Connor Crane (McNeese State) had two hits and scored the lone Rox run. Austin Athmann (University of Minnesota) and Brandon Benson (Georgia College) also collected two hits each.
Lee Miller (Davidson College) drove in Crane for the Rox’s RBI while Webb Bobo (Southeastern Louisiana University) stayed hot by ripping a triple down the right field line in the second inning.
The Rox currently sit in second place in the North Division, just one game behind the Willmar Stingers.
The next Rox game will be tomorrow night as they host Eau Claire Express at 7:05 p.m. Gates at Joe Faber Field will open at 6:05 p.m. for fans. Tomorrow will be a Salute to Agriculture presented by AgStar Financial Services. All fans receive complimentary sweet corn as they leave the game.
Tonight’s St. Cloud Times Player of the Game is catcher Austin Athmann who went 2-3 with a walk. For more coverage of the Rox during the 2015 season visit www.sctimes.com.
For more stats and information about tonight’s first game, here is the boxscore:
Single game tickets can be purchased 24 hours a day at www.stcloudrox.com, 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 www.stcloudrox.com.