Gregory Swats Stingers as Rox Win 1-0
St. Cloud, Minn. – The St. Cloud Rox came out on top of a pitcher’s dual Tuesday night as they defeated the Willmar Stingers 1-0.
Reese Gregory (St. Cloud State University) started on the mound and produced another great outing for St. Cloud. Gregory would pitch eight innings, striking out seven batters and scattering four hits.
Gregory, who was named to the All-Star game yesterday, improved to 5-2 on the season with 50 strikeouts and an ERA of 1.50.
The only run of the game would be scored in the sixth inning by Brett Pope (Western Carolina University). Pope would reach base by way of a walk then was moved to second on a sacrifice bunt from Joe Tietjen (UNC Asheville).
Pope would then advance to third base by a wild pitch and then would score as Austin Athmann (University of Minnesota) reached base when he struck out and the throw to first base by the catcher soared into right field.
Brian Glowicki (University of Minnesota) would come into the ninth inning where he struck out two batters and picked up the save. Glowicki picked up his fifth save of the season and now has 23 strikeouts with an ERA of 1.17.
The Rox are now 11-3 in the second half and 30-18 overall. St. Cloud leads the second half North Division standings by two games and only trail the Stingers by one game in the overall standings.
The Rox will finish the two-game series versus Willmar tomorrow night at 7:05 p.m. at the Rock Pile. Fans will be let into the stadium at 6:05 p.m. Tomorrow night will be a Rox Baseball Cap Giveaway presented by PreferredOne. First 350 fans.
Tonight’s St. Cloud Times Player of the Game is starting pitcher Reese Gregory after another dominant outing. For more coverage of the Rox during the 2015 season visit www.sctimes.com.
For more stats and information about tonight’s game, here is the boxscore:
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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.