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Rox Add Four to 2018 Roster

St. Cloud, MN – The St. Cloud Rox announced Wednesday that the organization has added four players to the 2018 roster, one of which will be returning from the 2017 Northwoods League Championship team.

The players signed include pitcher Jack Cushing, who played in St. Cloud last season, along with three newcomers in pitcher Spencer Marz, infielder Landon Stephens and infielder Ryland Kerr.

Cushing is a junior right-handed pitcher at Georgetown University. The Texas native has appeared in eight games so far this season for the Hoyas, starting on the mound in four of those games. Cushing, a 2017 Northwoods League All-Star, returns to the Rox having appeared in six games and tallying a record of 3-1 in 35 innings in 2017. He allowed eight runs and struck out 32, while finishing his summer in St. Cloud with a 1.80 ERA.

Mraz, a right-handed pitcher, is in his sophomore season at Miami-Ohio. The Ohio native has appeared in six games so far for the RedHawks, holding a record of 2-0 and an ERA of 0.74 in 24 1/3 innings pitched. Mraz has given up three runs and has tallied 22 strikeouts.

Stephens is a sophomore infielder at Miami-Ohio. A native of Ohio, Stephens is currently batting .250 in 56 plate appearances for the RedHawks. In 16 games, he has recorded seven runs, two doubles, one triple, one homerun, 10 RBI and four stolen bases.

Kerr, an infielder, is a redshirt junior at Eastern Kentucky. The Washington native is currently batting a team-best .333 in 25 games with the Colonels. In 96 plate appearances, he has 32 hits, 20 runs scored, nine doubles, two triples and 10 RBI. Kerr transferred to Eastern Kentucky from Edmonds Community College in Washington after one season, where he won a Northwest Athletic Conference Gold Glove and was named to the All-NWAC North team.

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 15 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

Jack Cushing                           Right-Handed Pitcher                                Georgetown University

Spencer Mraz                           Right-Handed Pitcher                               Miami-Ohio University

Landon Stephens                    Infielder                                                       Miami-Ohio University

Ryland Kerr                              Infielder                                                       Eastern Kentucky 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 1 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.