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Dubsky Quiets Stingers In Game One


27798636535_f8f73ed0d7_kWillmar, MN – RHP Austin Dubsky (Murray State) was electrifying in almost every way to lead the Rox (20-8) to a 5-2 victory over the Stingers in game one of a doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon at Bill Taunton Stadium. Dubsky logged 8 shutout innings and also picked off two Willmar baserunners. It is the second consecutive start the righty has logged an 8-shutout inning performance on the mound. Dubsky also faced the minimum (9 batters) through 3 innings despite surrendering 3 base runners.

Marcus Carson (Kentucky) was slotted into the lead off spot for the first time this season and dumped a soft blooper in between the pitcher’s mound and the second base bag. This allowed Denis Karas (California) to score and the Rox jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 2nd inning.

St. Cloud strung together three singles from Drew Freedman, Luke Ringhofer (South Dakota State), and Michael Strem (Boston College) in the 5th inning and this helped the club tally two more runs in the frame. Freedman and Ringhofer were the bulk of the offense with 5 total hits and 4 total runs scored. Rox led 3-0 after 5 innings.

In the 7th inning, Freedman and Ringhofer posted hits to begin the frame. Luke drove in Drew on an RBI single. Strem also delivered with a sacrifice fly as part of a two-run 7th. Rox led 5-0 after 7 innings.

St. Cloud was close to its 6th shutout win of the season, but Rox reliever Trevor Charpie surrendered a two-run home run in the bottom of the 9th inning.

The Rox resume action against the Stingers tonight at Bill Taunton Stadium. Game 2 first pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. and the Rox Solid Pregame Warmup starts at 6:35 p.m on 1390 AM The Fan. LHP Dan Metzdorf (Boston College) is scheduled to start game 2. RHP Jayce Vencena (Michigan) is slated to start for Willmar.

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 Times Player of the Game is RHP Austin Dubsky. Dubsky tossed 8 shutout innings and earned his 3rd victory of the season.

BOX SCORE – http://northwoods.bbstats.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=316879

The St. Cloud Rox are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 23rd season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized 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 150 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 (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (CHC). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.stcloudrox.com