Bismarck, ND — The Rox (14-7) bounced back with a performance similar to the ones that have led them to among the top teams in the North Division. They took down the Larks in their first-ever game in Bismarck 4-0 for their 5th shutout win of the season.
Ryan Shreve (Pacific) won his second game of the summer after 6 solid innings. The freshman had his longest outing with 6 complete innings and allowed 5 hits. Kyle Boser (St. Cloud State) then took the hill and continued his unbelievable streak. The Junior has now gone 14.2 innings this season and has yet to allow a run. Not only that, Boser has allowed just 1 hit in that span. One.
The Rox batter also came ready to play as well. 5 different Rox players had multiple hits, and they tied their season-high for most in a single game.
Shane Selman (McNeese State) led the charge with his second consecutive 3-hit game. He added a run scores, RBI and stolen base. At the top of the order, Cameron Eden (Cal) had his 5th multi-hit game this summer, tying him with Cameron Blaquiere (Western Carolina) for most on the team. Eden led-off the game on the first pitch with a double down the Rightfield line and later scored in the inning.
Mason Mamarella (Kent State) also had two hits and a run scored, and stole his 8th base of 2017. Matt Tarantino (Pacific) rounded out the offense with two hits, and extended his hitting streak to 7 games.
The Rox pieced together a solid performance and showed how good they can truly be. Now they look build off of Monday night’s win tomorrow morning on a quick turnaround. First pitch in the second and final game of this series is set for 11:05 AM at Bismarck Municipal Ballpark.
St. Cloud then returns home on Wednesday for a game against the Stingers at 7:05. It’s Bark at the Park Night presented by Granite City Pet Hospital. The 1st 200 dogs will receive a Rox dog bandana. All dogs must enter through the General Admission Gate on the 1st base side of Joe Faber Field.
Tonight’s Box Score.
Northwoods League Standings.
Tonight’s St. Cloud Times Player of the Night is Shane Selman, who collected 3 hits and 1 run and 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.