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Rox Through to Second Round of Playoffs on Tuesday

Second Round

St. Cloud, Minn. – Fans at the Rock Pile were treated to an instant classic on Monday as the St. Cloud Rox topped the Willmar Stingers 2-1 in the first round of the Northwoods League playoffs.

The Rox move on to the second round of the playoffs on Tuesday, where they will host the Eau Claire Express at 7:05 p.m. at the Rock Pile. Tickets are on sale now and can be found here: http://st-cloud-rox.nwltickets.com/SingleGame/Tickets/SelectSeats/2948

Pitching led the way for both teams in Monday’s contest. Logan Salow (Kentucky) started for the Rox and pitched a gem. He threw 6.0 innings allowing a single run and striking out nine batters. Salow now holds the Rox franchise record for most strikeouts in a single season at 79.

After Salow came out of the game it was the two shutdown relievers for the Rox that got the call. Recently named postseason All-Star Collin Strall (LSU) came on in the seventh inning and threw two hitless innings with three strikeouts.

The ninth belonged to another postseason All-Star, Brian Glowicki (Minnesota). Glowicki allowed just one runner, who reached on an error, and struck out two of the four batters he faced. Glowicki now has a 0.43 ERA this season with 29 strikeouts in 15 games He also tied a franchise record with his 11th save of the year.

The only runs of the game for the Rox came in the second inning. Michael Strem (Boston College) hit a one-out double for the second Rox hit of the game and he was followed by the biggest hit of the night. Webb Bobo (Southeastern Louisiana) snapped a recent cold streak by launching a two-run home run out to right field. It was his third home run of the season.

The Stingers would pull a run back in the fourth, but solid pitching and stingy defense limited Willmar to just two baserunners from the fifth inning on.

The Rox will meet the Eau Claire Express in the second round. Eau Claire defeated Mankato 5-1 on Monday night.

Tonight’s St. Cloud Times Players of the Game were Logan Salow and Webb Bobo for their impressive performances. For more coverage of the Rox during the 2016 season visit www.sctimes.com

For more stats and information about the 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 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 or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store and on Google Play.