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Four Added to 2018 Rox Roster

St. Cloud, MN – The 2017 Northwoods League Champions, St. Cloud Rox announced four players signed to the 2018 roster today. The players include first baseman Bobby Seymour, pitcher Will Warren, outfielder Bryce Steckler and catcher Marshall Gilbert.

Seymour is a freshman first baseman at Wake Forest University. He has played in 10 games for the Demon Deacons this season with a .324 batting average, three runs scored and three runs batted in. Out of high school, the St. John, Indiana native was named the Daily Southtown 2017 Baseball Player of the Year after hitting .561 with 15 homeruns and 48 runs batted in.

Warren, a right-handed pitcher, is in his freshman season at Southeastern Louisiana University. He has appeared in six games this season for the Lions, throwing seven innings without allowing a run. Warren has eight strikeouts and one save on the season. The Brandon, Mississippi native was named the 2017 Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Player of the Year after going 7-0 with a 1.39 earned run average during his senior high school season.

Steckler is a junior outfielder at Southeastern Louisiana University. He’s played in 11 games for the Lions, hitting two triples, two homeruns and six runs batted in. He transferred to Southeastern Louisiana after two seasons at Everett Community College in Washington where he was named an American Baseball Coaches Association All-American.

Gilbert, a catcher, is in his junior season at Mississippi State University. He’s played in six games for the Bulldogs, collecting two doubles and two runs batted in. Gilbert transferred to Mississippi State after two seasons at John A. Logan College in Illinois where he was a NJCAA Division 1 second team All-American. Last summer he played with the Elmira Pioneers where he batted .376 and had 38 runs batted in.

Director of Baseball Operations Augie Rodriguez, Field Manager Al Newman and the Rox organization will continue to build the roster for the upcoming season. To date the Rox have eleven players signed for the 2018 season.

Name                                     Position(s)                                             College                                                                  

Kyle Boser                            Right-Handed Pitcher                         St. Cloud State University

Louis Baker                          Catcher                                                  Scottsdale Community College

Bobby Gauvreau                 Right-Handed Pitcher                         Minnesota State University, Mankato

Marshall Gilbert                   Catcher                                                  Mississippi State University

Carlo Graffeo                       Right-Handed Pitcher                         Minnesota State University, Mankato

Brad Mathiowetz                 Catcher                                                  Angelo State University

John Matthews                    Right-Handed Pitcher/Infielder         Kent State University

Ricardo Sanchez                 Catcher/Infielder/Outfielder              University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff

Bobby Seymour                   Infielder                                                 Wake Forest University

Bryce Steckler                      Outfielder                                              Southeastern Louisiana University

Will Warren                          Right-Handed Pitcher                         Southeastern Louisiana University

The Rox will play their 7th season of Northwoods League Baseball in 2018. The home opener at Joe Faber Field is scheduled for Friday, June 1st at 7:05 pm against the Mankato MoonDogs. The home opener, presented by Coborn’s, will feature post-game fireworks. Full and Partial Season tickets and group ticket packages for the 2018 season are currently on sale. For more information regarding this release please contact the Rox front office at (320) 240-9798 or visit www.stcloudrox.com.

The St. Cloud Rox are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Entering its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods 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, more than 185 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR).  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.