Loggers Snap Rox 5 Game Win Streak
La Crosse, WI — The Rox had a chance late to cut into a large deficit entering the night, but couldn't make enough plays late. In their first game against the Loggers since June 18th, the Rox fell 9-4 on the road. The margin may sound like a lot, but the Rox had the bases loaded a few times, including the 9th. With the tying run on deck, they had a chance but instead saw their best win streak of the 2nd half come to an end.
St. Cloud fell behind early but nearly caught up in the game's waning moments. It started the comeback trail in the 4th inning when its first run scored on an error by La Crosse. Later in the 6th, Matthew Tarantino (Pacific) smacked his 1st triple of the year and drove in another run. Another run came in the 8th and in the 9th Mason Mamarella's (Kent State) RBI single.
On the night, 4 different players tallied multiple hits. Drew Avans (Southeastern Louisiana), Trevor Putzig (Tennessee Tech), Keaton Kringlen (BYU) and Tarantino all provided the help.
Kringlen led the way once again, reaching base safely in all 5 plate appearances, including 3 walks.
The Rox have the day off tomorrow, but will be back in action on Wednesday for the final game of the regular season versus the Loggers. We'll be back home on Thursday for a series with the Express. 1st pitch is at 7:05 PM and there will be a Double Bobblehead of 2016 Northwoods Field Manager of the Year Augie Rodriguez and Two-Time World Series Champion Al Newman presented by Capital One, 1240 WJON and 98.1 Minnesota's New Country. The 1st 400 fans at the game will receive a token to be redeemed for a double bobblehead after the fifth inning.
Tonight's Box Score.
Northwoods League Standings.
Monday's St. Cloud Times Player of the Night is Keaton Kringlen, who went 2-2 with 3 walks.
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.