St. Cloud, Minn. – The St. Cloud Rox defeated the Thunder Bay Border Cats 8-4 Saturday night at the Rock Pile in St. Cloud. The Rox would record 13 hits during the night.
Andrew Clemen (South Dakota State) started on the bump for the Rox. He went 4.1 innings where he struck out five batters.
Sheldon Miks (St. Cloud State) would come in for relief and went three innings, striking out four batters and recording the win for the night.
Trevor Charpie (Saddleback Community College) would pitch the final 1.2 innings where he did not allow a hit.
The Rox offense would start early in the third inning when Marcus Carson (University of Kentucky) doubled in Liam Bedford (Doane College). Lee Miller (Davidson College). Lee Miller would then come up and hit a deep double off the right field fence that would bring in Connor Crane (McNeese State) and Carson.
Michael Strem (Boston College) would continue the six-run inning when he singled in Miller and John Sansone (Florida State University). The final run of the inning would be when Brandon Benson (Georgia College) would hit into a ground out that scored Strem.
Another run would be added in the bottom of the seventh inning when Sansone would move over to second base on a wild pitch then was followed up by a Webb Bobo (Southeastern Louisiana University) single that would make the score 7-3.
The final Rox run would be in the bottom of the eighth off the bat of Miller when he singled in Bedford.
Miller would drive in three runs while Sansone went 3-5 with two runs scored. Bedford went 2-2 with two walks and two runs scored. Eight Rox players would get at least one hit and six players scored at least one run.
The Rox are now 13-5 in the second half and 32-20 overall. St. Cloud leads the second half North Division standings by two games.
The Rox will finish off the six-game home stand tomorrow night as they play the Border Cats at 5:05 p.m. but gates will be opened at 4:05 p.m. Tomorrow will be Pink the Park Day presented by Center for Diagnostic Imaging. The Rox will be wearing pink jerseys that will be auctioned off with proceeds going to American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. First 350 fans receive a Pink Rox Cap courtesy of Medica. It will also be a Coborn’s Kids’ Day. Kids can run the bases and get autographs on the field after the game.
Tonight’s St. Cloud Times Player of the Game is catcher Liam Bedford after he reached base four times and scored two runs. 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:
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.