5 Rox Represent in Madison Tuesday
Madison, WI — Every team in the Northwoods League had the day off for the Big League Dreams Showcase in Madison. 7 Rox players were selected and 5 played in a 9 inning game with a mixture of players from the NWL's two divisions. Position players Daniel Schneemann (BYU) and Cameron Eden (Cal) stayed in for the majority of the 9 innings. Each had a single, and Eden drove in a run.
St. Cloud also saw 3 of its pitchers show off on the mound as well. Robbie Palkert (Nebraska) allowed 1 run in 1 inning pitched. Relievers Shelby Lackey (Pacific) got two outs in the 8th and Brent Killam (Georgetown) threw 1.1 innings and threw in the 9th.
The Rox now move their focus to tomorrow's season finale against the Loggers. They return home Thursday night versus 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.
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.