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Rox Win with Another Dominating Pitcher Performance

July8

St. Cloud, Minn. – The St. Cloud Rox defeated the Alexandria Blue Anchors 2-1 Wednesday night after another pitcher’s dual.

Zach Pop (University of Kentucky) was the starting pitcher for the Rox and went 6.2 innings. He struck out five batters, scattered five hits and only allowed one run. Brian Glowicki (University of Minnesota) would take over for Pop and went 1.1 innings, striking out one batter.

Trevor Charpie (Saddleback Community College) would close out the game for his seventh save of the season. Charpie is now tied for fourth most saves in the league.

The Rox would score their first run in the bottom of the first inning when Brett Pope (Western Carolina University) scored on a fielder’s choice off of the bat of Austin Athmann (University of Minnesota).

Athmann would score the winning run in the fourth inning on a Blue Anchor error after a Liam Bedford (Doane College) at bat.

The Rox are now 7-1 in the second half and 26-16 overall. The Rox currently lead the North Division’s second half standings and are one game out of first place in the season overall standings.

The Rox will host the Duluth Huskies tomorrow night at 7:05 p.m. but gates will open at 6:05 p.m. Tomorrow Deuces Wild! Dueling Pianos will be entertaining fans throughout the game presented by PreferredOne.

Tonight’s St. Cloud Times Player of the Game is starting pitcher Zach Pop after another strong game. 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:

http://northwoods.bbstats.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=260429

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.