8 Different Rox Record Hits Friday
Waterloo, IA — The Rox (26-13) have hit the ball well, and Friday was no different. 8 of the 10 players who took plate appearances tallied a hit. Cameron Eden (Cal) led the way with a double and three runs scored. Despite the balanced hitting, the Rox dropped their first game of their series with the Bucks 14-4.
In addition to the balanced hitting, the Rox drew 7 walks, led by Angelo Altavilla (Nebraska) and Brendan Illies (North Carolina) with two each. Shane Selman (McNeese State) showed in the 1st inning why he was 1 of 5 Rox selected as All-Stars earlier this morning. He blooped an RBI single to Rightfield to give St. Cloud the early lead.
Matt Tarantino (Pacific) doubled towards the end of the game, and drove in Eden for his 24th RBI this year. Michael Busch (North Carolina) had one as well for the second straight game.
A big bright spot was also the relief pitchers out of the bullpen. Will Reese (LSU), Anthony DiMeglio (Fordham) and Shelby Lackey (Pacific) combined to toss 3 hitless innings.
St. Cloud, who already won the 1st half regular season, looks to bounce back tomorrow night against Waterloo with the 1st pitch coming at 6:35 PM. Then we'll head to Bismarck for a two game series against the Larks. We then return home Tuesday night in a game against the MoonDogs. There will be a Rox drawstring bag giveaway to the 1st 300 kids 14 and under presented by Central Minnesota Credit Union. It will also be our 1st taco Tuesday! Each fan at the game will receive a certificate for a free taco at taco johns. To check out other promotions coming up, you can check our schedule on our website stcloudrox.com for more information.
Today's Box Score.
Northwoods League Standings.
Friday's St. Cloud Times Player of the Night is Cameron Eden, who had a hit and three runs scored.
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.