Rox Fall Despite Late Comeback Attempt
St. Cloud, MN – The St. Cloud Rox came up just short in a loss to the La Crosse Loggers on Thursday night in front of a packed crowd at the Rock Pile.
The Rox fell to the Loggers 4-3 in the final game of the two-game series between the two teams despite a late-game comeback attempt.
Trailing 4-1 heading into the bottom of the ninth, St. Cloud scored two runs off of a Bobby Seymour two-RBI single and had the game-tying run 90 feet away, but ultimately wasn’t able to bring that tying run home.
St. Cloud got on the board in the game in the third inning, when Sean Ross (San Diego State) scored on a balk by La Crosse starting pitcher, Cam Baumann.
Seymour, who had one plate appearance in the game as a pinch hitter, finished with one hit and two RBI to lead the Rox. Ross finished 2-for-3 with a run scored in his second game since arriving to St. Cloud a few days ago. Gus Steiger (South Dakota State) and Michael Borst (Minot State) each added a hit for the Rox.
Kyle Boser (St. Cloud State) started the game on the mound for St. Cloud, pitching 5.1 innings and getting tagged with the loss despite a solid performance in his second outing of the year. He gave up just four hits, three runs, one walk and struck out seven.
Sean Hupp (USC-Upstate) pitched 2.2 shutout innings in relief for the Rox, giving up just one hit and striking out three. Will Warren (Southeastern Louisiana) finished the game on the hill, pitching the final inning.
St. Cloud opens up a two-game series with the Rochester Honkers at 7:05 p.m. Friday night in Rochester, before returning home on Saturday to kick off a three-game homestand. Saturday’s game against Rochester, which will begin at 6:05 p.m. at the Rock Pile, will be Rox Pint Glass Giveaway presented by Miller Lite, where the first 500 fans 21 and older will receive a 2017 Northwoods League championship pint glass when entering the stadium.
The Rox are in their seventh season of Northwoods League Baseball in 2018. Single game and group tickets for the entire season are on sale now. For more information on purchasing tickets, visit the Rox Ticket Office on the west end of the Municipal Athletic Complex, call 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. Now in 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.