Waterloo, IA — Two of the best hitters for the Rox (26-14) all year long came ready to play Saturday. Michael Busch (North Carolina) and Shane Selman (McNeese State) each tallied two hits Saturday, but it was not enough as the Rox fell to the Bucks 4-2 in their final regular season game at Riverfront Stadium.
For the 4th straight game, Busch had an extra base hit. St. Cloud's best chance to climb back into the game when he and Selman hit back-to-back doubles in the 4th inning. St. Cloud could not bring those guys on base home. Selman had his 10th multi-hit game this season, while Busch had his 8th.
The Rox had a rally cut short in the 7th inning, where they started off strong loading the bases. They managed to drive in a run after Brad Mathiowetz (Florida Atlantic) walked, and then Cameron Eden (Cal) hit a sacrifice fly. They couldn't manage any other offense and capped their scoring in the 7th inning.
Rox relievers looked good again with Bobby Gauvreau (Minnesota State-Mankato) and Iva Coutinho (Bethune-Cookman) pitching the last three innings. The two only gave up one hit and struck out 5 to keep their team within striking distance.
The Rox now head to Bismarck for a two game series with 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.
Saturday's St. Cloud Times Player of the Game is Shane Selman. He had a double and a single for another multi-hit game this season.
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.