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Published On: June 4th, 2017

St. Cloud — Nearly 9 full innings had passed since the Rox scored a run. Shane Selman (McNeese State) beat out a throw at first base that would have been the third and final out of the 6th inning. Cameron Blaquiere (Western Caorlina) scored on that play, and it was the first time since the 6th inning in last night's game that STC crossed home. 

St. Cloud was just getting started. Mason Mamarella (Kent State) singled next, then Cole Krzmarzick (Nevada) hit another single to bring home Selman to tie the game at 2. Then John Matthews (Kent State) hit a ball down the Rightfield line on a play misjudged by the Larks RF, that fell and resulted in two more runs. Matthews was tagged out on his way to 3rd base, but the damage was done. The Rox scored four in that frame to take a 4-2 lead, and then added to it in the next inning.

Ricardo Sanchez (Arkansas-Pine Bluff) got hit by a pitch to leadoff, then Bailey Hansen (Pacific) singled to advance the runner to 3rd. Luke Manzo (College of Charleston) grounded into a fielder's choice but picked up the RBI. STC made its way around the order, and Selman belted an RBI single to cap the scoring for the night.

The run support was just enough. Bismarck scored three runs in the top of the 9th, and had the tying run on 1st when Brent Killam (Georgetown) came in with two outs. The freshman only needed two pitches to force the groundout, and earn the save.

Starter Aaron Rozek (Minnesota State-Mankato) threw 6 innings and gave 3 hits, 2 runs and recorded 6 strikeouts. Louis Pugliese (Flagler College) picked up the win in his third releif apearance this year. He only walked one batter that scored after a home run in the top of the 9th by Bismarck.

Link to today's Box Score: http://baseball.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=381914

The Rox improve to 3-2 on the year and win their first home game. They are back in action tomorrow against the Larks at 4:05 PM. Sunday is Books and Baseball Day presented by Initiative Foundation and United Way. 1st 200 families with a child 5 and under will receive a book and have the opportunity to read with players on the field starting at 3:05 PM, concluding at 3:30 PM. Sunday is also Coborn's Kids Day! Kids have the chance to run bases and get autographs on the field after the game. You can look for tickets online at www.stcloudrox.com, by calling (320) 240-9798 or by visiting the Rox ticket office located at the Municipal Athletic Complex. The Rox box office closes three hours prior to games and opens 90 minutes before at our Joe Faber Field location. 

Tonight's St. Cloud Times Player of the Night is Shane Selman! He sparked the offense tonight after a HR last night. Tonight he went 2-4 with a run and an RBI. 

The St. Cloud Rox are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 23-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 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 170 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two- time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM). 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 or on Google Play and set the Rox as your favorite team.