Rox Comeback Bid Comes Up Short
St. Cloud, MN — The Rox had ample chances Tuesday night, but couldn't cash in enough. Following a lengthy rain delay, they made things interesting but just came up one run shy falling 7-6 to the Border Cats.
Play stopped in the top of the 4th inning after a two run home run from Thunder Bay. When play resumed with the Rox up in the bottom half, Shane Selman (McNeese State) drilled a ball to Leftfield tying it up, and giving St. Cloud their 1st hit.
Later, down 7-3 Selman was part of a rally with Matthew Tarantino (Pacific) and Keaton Kringlen (BYU). They all started the 7th reaching base safely, loading it up with no outs. Michael Busch (North Carolina) stepped up next and hit a sacrifice fly to bring in Tarantino. Trevor Putzig (Tennessee Tech) followed and delivered an RBI double that scored Selman and Kringlen.
The Rox would get the tying run to 3rd in the 9th but came up just short. Jackson Rose (Minnesota) kept them in the game in the top half of that inning by striking out 3 of the 4 batters he faced.
St. Cloud takes the day off tomorrow before welcoming Bismarck to the Granite City. 1st pitch on Thursday will be at 7:05 PM where it will be Community All Stars Night sponsored by Sentry Bank. An Ultimate Rox Experience will be awarded to 11 local youth who have shown the 11 character traits of Jacob Wetterling. The Rox will wear special #11 jerseys and there will be a silent action during the game with proceeds supporting the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center.
Today's Box Score.
Northwoods League Standings.
Tuesday's St. Cloud Times Player of the Night is Shane Selman, who had a 2 run blast and 2 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, 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.