Rox Drop Game 2 in Extras
Battle Creek, MI — The Rox got off to a hot start on the road in Game 2 of the summer collegiate World Series, but could not hold on late and fell 3-2 in extra innings. A decisive Game 3 will be played tomorrow night at 6:05 PM CT.
The Rox opened the game in the top of the 1st with a run. Keaton Kringlen (BYU) drove in Trevor Putzig (Tennessee Tech) to give St. Cloud the early advantage. Later in the 5th, Ricardo Sanchez (Arkansas Pine-Bluff) continued his hot stretch in the playoffs when he ripped a double down the line and brought in the 2nd Rox run. In 4 playoff games, he has had 3 runs batted in with a home run and a double.
They held the lead for most of tonight's game thanks to an incredible start from Kyle Boser (St. Cloud State). In his final start on the mound, he went nearly 6 innings and did not give up an earned run. He also struck out 5 Bombers batters.
The Rox dropped a tough one but still have a chance to win their 1st Northwoods League title in their 77th and final game of the 2017 season tomorrow. 1st pitch is set for 6:05 PM CT and you can watch on the northwoodsleague.com website or tune in to 1390 AM Granite City Sports or 1390granitecitysports.com.
Tonight's Box Score.
Game 2's St. Cloud Times Player of the Night is Kyle Boser. He set up the Rox with a chance to win after nearly 6 solid innings in his 5th and final start with the Rox.
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.