St. Cloud, MN — This season the Rox have won in a variety of ways. From game-winning hits to errors we thought we had seen it all.
In the bottom of the 9th, the Rox won for the first time this year on a walk-off walk to take down the Larks 2-1. Daniel Schneemann (BYU) came up with 2 outs, and patiently took enough pitches to drive in the winning run. Mason Mamarella (Kent State) scored after he led off the inning with a walk that eventually propelled St. Cloud to their 31st win this year.
The only other offense it put up tonight was in the 2nd where Mamarella singled and then stole his 13th base. He set up Trevor Putzig (Tennessee Tech) to bring him in with an RBI double later in the inning.
The Rox can thank their Northwoods League best pitching staff for taking care of this one. Kyle Boser (St. Cloud State) was unbelievable in his 2nd start. He recorded a season-high 8 strikeouts, and gave up just 1 run on a solo home run in the 2nd. Other than that the Rox starter was flawless. Bobby Gauvreau (Minnesota State – Mankato) came on in relief and stifled the Larks offense like Boser. He tossed two innings giving up one hit, and striking out three. Brent Killam (Georgetown) entered in the 9th and slammed the door quickly on Bismarck. He struck out the first two hitters he faced and then forced a groundout.
Thanks to Schneemann's patience, Killam picked up his 3rd win of the season. St. Cloud looks to continue its winning ways and win two straight games for the first time in the 2nd half in their season finale against Bismarck. Tomorrow's game is set for a 7:05 PM start where there will be Friday Night Fireworks presented by McDonald's Meats.
Today's Box Score.
Northwoods League Standings.
Tonight's St. Cloud Times Player of the Night goes to the Rox Pitching Staff. Already with the most strikeouts and lowest ERA in the Northwoods League, Boser, Gauvreau and Killam combined for 13 strikeouts and 1 run allowed, leaving the door open for the offense to win it in the 9th.
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.