Rox Win In Extras In Front of Capacity Crowd
St. Cloud, Minn. – The St. Cloud Rox defeated the Duluth Huskies 5-4 in 12 innings in front of a crowd of 2,011 at the Rock Pile Thursday night.
Domenick Carlini (Southeastern Louisiana University) started on the mound for the Rox and went six innings and struck out three batters. Collin Strall (Louisiana State University) would take over for one inning, striking out one batter.
Trevor Charpie (Saddleback Community College) came into the game in the eighth inning. He would go on to throw two innings and recording three strikeouts. Brian Glowicki (University of Minnesota) would follow Charpie with two innings and three strikeouts.
Erik Martinez (Cal-Berkeley) would pick up the win after throwing in the 12th inning as he struck out two batters.
The scoring for the Rox started in the second inning when Joe Tietjen (UNC Asheville) singled in Connor Crane (McNeese State). The scoring would continue in the third inning when Lee Miller (Davidson College) would triple to bring in John Sansone (Florida State). That play in the third inning was followed by Webb Bobo (Southeastern Louisiana University) hitting a sacrifice fly, bringing in Miller to score.
Bobo would drive in his second RBI of the night in the fifth inning when he doubled in Sansone.
The final Rox run would be scored in the 12th inning when Brett Pope (Western Carolina University) was walked then moved over to second on a bunt by Jake Farr (Tennessee Tech). Pope would be brought in for the winning run on a Miller single.
The Rox are now 8-1 in the second half and 27-16 overall. St. Cloud is in sole position of the North Division for the second half and is tied for first place with Willmar for the overall standings.
The Rox will travel to Duluth tomorrow night as they finish the two-game series versus the Huskies at 6:35 p.m.
The next Rox home game will be on Tuesday, July 14th when they take on the Willmar Stingers at the Rock Pile starting at 7:05 p.m. Gates for fans will open at 6:05 p.m. It will be Faith in Action Night with a pre-game youth clinic presented by Fellowship of Christian Athletes, YMCA, and Northland Capital Financial Services, LLC.
Tonight’s St. Cloud Times Player of the Game is outfielder Lee Miller after his big game and the game-winning hit. 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.