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Rox Split Doubleheader in Rochester

Rochester, MN—

Visiting Mayo Field for the first time this season, the Rox split Saturday's doubleheader with the Honkers as the teams made up a rained out game that was originally scheduled to be played on June 16th.

GAME 1—-

In a makeup from a game that was originally scheduled to be played at Joe Faber Field, the Rox instead were the home team in Rochester and defeated the Honkers by a final score of 10-2. 

The Rox were the home team in game number one, and Joe Tietjen (UNC Asheville) got the offense going in the first inning with a 3-run blast over the left field wall. 

Lucas Gilbreath was dominant on the mound for the Rox, as he got the start and pitched 6 of the 7 innings. He allowed just 4 hits while striking out 5 in 6 shutout innings for St. Cloud.

Hanging onto a 3-0 lead heading into the 4th inning, Webb Bobo (SE Louisiana) continued his recent tear at the plate, as he launched a 2-run bomb over the short field in right fence to pad the Rox cushion. 

Michael Strem (Boston College) added a solo homer in the fifth inning, his first of the season for the Rox. 

With a 7-0 lead in the bottom of the 6th, John Sansone (Florida St.) hit his 3rd homerun of the season for St. Cloud, and the Rox led 10-0.

The Honkers would add 2 meaningless runs in the top of the 7th, as the Rox took game one in Rochester by a final score of 10-2.

Joe Tietjen was the SC Times player of the game for St. Cloud. Tietjen was 2-4 with 4 RBI's in the Rox victory. For more Rox coverage, please visit www.sctimes.com

Game 1's box score can be found here—http://northwoods.bbstats.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=295352

GAME 2—–

After taking game one of the double header, the Rox fell by a final score of 11-2 to the Honkers in game two.

Brandon Benson (Georgia College) gave the Rox the lead in the 2nd inning, as he continued the home run party with a 2-run shot to left field. 

The Honkers bats came alive in the 4th, as they scored at least 2 runs in each of their last 3 half innings, and took a commanding 11-2 lead.

St. Cloud was unable to match the Honkers offensive explosion, dropping game two to the Honkers as Rochester earned a split in the doubleheader.

Brandon Benson was the SC Times Player of the Game. Benson was 1-3 with 2 RBI's in the loss. For more Rox coverage, please visit www.sctimes.com

Game 2 stats can be found online here—http://northwoods.bbstats.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=260457