Rox Fall to Huskies in Extra Innings
St. Cloud, MN – After winning two games in a row coming off of sweeping the Waterloo Bucks on Friday and Saturday, the St. Cloud Rox opened up a two-game series against the Duluth Huskies on Sunday afternoon at the Rock Pile.
The Rox fell to the Huskies 10-7 in 10 innings on a sunny day at Joe Faber Field in St. Cloud.
After scoring two runs in the bottom of the first inning, St. Cloud jumped out to a three-run lead in the bottom of the sixth thanks to a four-run half of the inning. The Rox added one run in the bottom of the seventh, eventually going to extra innings with the Huskies. Duluth scored three runs in the top of the 10th inning to come away with the victory.
Landon Stephens (Miami-Ohio) went 1-for-3 with three RBI and Bobby Seymour (Wake Forest) went 4-for-5 with two RBI to lead the way for the Rox. Ryan Davis (Georgetown) went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and one RBI, while Connor Aube (Texas at Arlington) went 1-for-4 with one run scored and one RBI.
Kenny Saenz (BYU) started the game on the mound for the Rox, pitching five innings on the hill. He gave up four hits, two walks and struck out six to earn a no-decision. Jake Stevenson (Minnesota) pitched 2.1 innings in relief, giving up two runs while striking out two. Landon Clifton (LSU Eunice) pitched 1.2 innings in relief, while Spencer Mraz (Miami-Ohio) pitched the final inning on the mound for St. Cloud.
The Rox are back in action at 6:35 p.m. Monday taking on the Duluth Huskies in Duluth. St. Cloud returns home for a three-game starting Tuesday night, when the Rox host the Waterloo Bucks at 7:05 p.m. at the Rock Pile. The game will be Rox Replica Youth Jersey Giveaway presented by Coborn’s, where the first 300 fans 14 years old and under will receive a replica Al Newman Rox youth jersey.
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.