Rox Drop Series Finale to Express
St. Cloud, MN — The Rox (28-18) made the plays they needed to in a 5-4 win last night, but could not come up with the big moments they had on Friday. They dropped the second game of their series with the Express 5-0 to split the first home series of the 2nd half.
Shane Selman (McNeese State) provided the majority of the offense with 2 hits after taking the day off yesterday. The Southland conference Hitter of the Year as a sophomore registered his 13th multi-hit game this year, but the rest of St. Cloud's batters struggled throughout the night.
Cameron Eden (Cal), Cameron Blaquiere (Western Carolina) and Michael Busch (North Carolina) were the only other three players to tally hits tonight.
Keaton Kringlen (BYU) saw his 13 game hitting streak come to an end, and for just the 3rd time this year went hitless in a game. Kringlen, who looked like Superman yesterday with 3 RBI's, proved he's human too with a rare off night.
St. Cloud falls below Waterloo one game back in the overall standings following a Bucks win over the Honkers tonight. The Rox look to bounce back tomorrow against the Stingers in the 1st of 2 games this weekend at Joe Faber Field this weekend before the All-Star break. Saturday is a 6:05 PM start time with a Rox piggy bank giveaway and quarter drop presented by Great River Federal Credit Union. The 1st 300 fans 12 and under will receive a Rox piggy bank, and have the chance to pick up 4,000 quarters on the field after the game. For a full list of other upcoming promotions you can check the list and for tickets online at stcloudrox.com.
Tonight's Box Score.
Northwoods League Standings.
Friday's St. Cloud Times Player of the Game is Shane Selman, who went 2-3 with a double and single tonight.
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, 180 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.