Four Position Players Added to 2018 Roster
St. Cloud, MN – The St. Cloud Rox, the 2017 Northwoods League Champions, announced Thursday the organization has added four position players to the 2018 roster.
Those four players added include catcher Hance Smith, infielders Ryan Davis and Ryan Weisenberg and outfielder Michael Borst.
Smith is a freshman catcher currently playing at Santa Rosa Junior College. The California native, who has committed to playing at University of California-Berkeley next season, has a .299 batting average in 35 games for Santa Rosa, along with 33 runs, 44 hits, five doubles, two triples, six home runs, 26 RBI, 22 walks and 12 stolen bases. He has also appeared in five games on the mound, tallying a record of 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA in 5.1 innings.
Davis, an infielder, is in his sophomore season at Georgetown University. A California native, Davis has tallied a .315 batting average this season for the Hoyas, adding 19 runs, 45 hits, nine doubles, one triple, 18 RBI, 14 walks and 16 stolen bases in 37 games.
Weisenberg is an infielder in his junior year at Georgetown University. The Florida native has recorded a .282 batting average through 33 games in his third season with the Hoyas, along with 13 runs, 31 hits, five doubles, 13 RBI and seven walks. Weisenberg is coming off of being named to the All-Big East Second Team in 2017.
Borst, an outfielder, is in his junior season at Minot State University. He is currently holding a .346 batting average in 37 games, tallying 41 runs, 47 hits, seven doubles, three triples, three home runs, 29 RBI, 17 walks and five stolen bases on the year. Borst is coming off of being named to the All-NSIC Second Team in 2017.
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 19 players signed for the 2018 season. For the complete roster to date, click here.
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 p.m. against the Mankato MoonDogs. The home opener, presented by Coborn’s, will feature post-game fireworks and tickets for the home opener are on sale now. For more information regarding this release or to purchase tickets, 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 190 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.