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Rox Take Two Games From MoonDogs as Miller Falls a Triple Short of the Cycle

 

July 29 Game 2

 

St. Cloud, Minn. – The St. Cloud Rox defeated the Mankato MoonDogs for the second time on Wednesday after a 11-6 win at the Rock Pile.

Austin Caspersen (Doane College) was the starting pitcher for the Rox. He would pitch 3.0 innings where he struck out one batter. Robbie Petty (Nichols State) would follow Caspersen by throwing 6.0 innings, striking out two batters, only allowing four hits and recording the win.

Scoring for the Rox would begin in the first inning when Liam Bedford (Doane College) would drive in Marcus Carson (University of Kentucky) with a single. Lee Miller (Davidson College) would then score shortly after on a sacrifice fly from Jake Farr (Tennessee Tech).

Miller would blast a three-run homerun over the right field fence in the second inning that would give the Rox a 5-3 lead. The Rox would tack on another run in the third inning when Brandon Benson (Georgia College) would hit a sacrifice fly to left field that scored Brett Pope (Western Carolina University).

Strem would drive in his first RBI of the night in the fifth inning when he singled in Farr.

St. Cloud would add three more runs in the bottom of the sixth. The scoring started when Bedford singled in Miller and Sansone. Bedford would then move around the bases and score on a Strem single.

The offense for the Rox would end in the eighth inning when Bedford would his a solo homerun, his third of the season. Bedford would finish the game 3-5 with four RBIs and two runs scored.

The Rox are now 19-7 in the second half and 38-22 overall. St. Cloud leads the second half North Division standings by three games over Willmar.

The Rox return to the Rock Pile tomorrow at 7:05 p.m. as they start a two-game series versus the Waterloo Bucks. Gates will open for fans at 6:05 p.m. Tomorrow will be a Chisel Bobblehead Giveaway presented by Capital One. First 360 fans will receive a token to be redeemed for a bobblehead during the game.

Tonight’s St. Cloud Times Player of the Game is Lee Miller after he was 3-5 with three RBIs, three runs scored and was a triple short of the cycle. 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:

http://northwoods.bbstats.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=260589

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.