Carlini Conducts a 6-2 Rox Win
St. Cloud, Minn. – The St. Cloud Rox defeated the Eau Claire Express 6-2 Friday night at the Rock Pile.
Domenick Carlini (Southeastern Louisiana University) was the starting pitcher for the Rox and threw a strong seven innings, striking out five batters, scattering eight hits and only allowing one earned run.
New Rox reliever Collin Strall (Louisiana State University) came in for Carlini in the seventh inning and worked out of bases loaded situation and struck out his first batter of his Rox career. Brian Glowicki (University of Minnesota) took over in the ninth inning striking out two batters.
The Rox offense was started by Connor Crane (McNeese State) who doubled in Jake Farr (Tennessee Tech) in the first inning, Crane then went on to steal third base. Liam Bedford (Doane College) then drove in Crane with a fielder’s choice.
In the seventh inning Brett Pope (Western Carolina University) drove in Brandon Benson (Georgia College) with a single then Pope came in on an Express error.
Benson would drive in the final runs for the Rox in the eighth inning when he drove a single to leftfield that was bobbled by the Express leftfielder that allowed Michael Strem (Boston College) and Webb Bobo (Southeastern Louisiana University) to score.
Strem extended his on-base streak to 24 games after drawing a walk in the first inning.
The next Rox game will be tomorrow night as they host the Alexandria Blue Anchors at 6:05 p.m. Gates at Joe Faber Field will open at 5:05 p.m. for fans. Tomorrow will be Blaze Orange Rox Cap Giveaway presented by McDonald’s Meats. First 350 fans. Show your fishing or hunting license to receive $2 off any ticket at the gate.
Tonight’s St. Cloud Times Player of the Game is starting pitcher Domenick Carlini who threw a masterful seven innings. 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.