St. Cloud, Minn. – The St. Cloud Rox split two games Thursday night versus the Green Bay Bullfrogs.
The first game of the night was a resumed game from May 29th. The game started in the bottom of the 13th inning where the Bullfrogs were the home team. Trevor Charpie (Saddleback Community College) was originally in leftfield for the Rox but came in to pitch in the bottom of the 13th inning where he sent the Bullfrogs down in order.
Brandon Benson (Georgia College) would lead off the top of the 14th inning with a single to start the Rox offense. One out later Charpie would come up to bat because he moved from the outfield to the mound, negating the designated hitter for the game.
One the first pitch Charpie hit a high fastball down the leftfield line for a double that would roll to the fence allowing Benson to score from first base.
Charpie would again send the Bullfrogs down in order in the bottom of the 14th inning, striking out two batters. And picking up the win.
The Rox would get another strong outing from Zach Pop (University of Kentucky) in game two but fell 1-0. Pop pitched 5.1 innings, striking out four batters and not allowing an earned run.
Brett DeGagne (University of North Dakota) would come into the game in the sixth inning. He would go 3.2 innings, striking out four batters, only allowing two hits and not allowing a run.
John Sansone (Florida State University) went 1-3 with one walk.
The Rox are now 12-4 in the second half and 32-19 overall. St. Cloud leads the second half North Division standings by two and a half games while only trailing the Stingers in the overall standings.
The Rox will continue the series versus the Bullfrogs tomorrow at 7:05 p.m. while gates will open up at 6:05 p.m. for fans. Tomorrow night will be Friday Night Fireworks presented by Xcel Energy. It will also be a Team Poster Giveaway presented by Rengel Printing, Bella Rose Photography and Times Media. First 1,000 fans.
Tonight’s St. Cloud Times Player of the Game in game one was Trevor Charpie who had the game winning hit and the win. The game two Player of the Game is starting pitcher Zach Pop 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 are the boxscores:
Game One: http://northwoods.bbstats.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=290206
Game Two: http://northwoods.bbstats.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=260496
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.