St. Cloud, MN – The 2017 Northwoods League Champions St. Cloud Rox opened up a four-game homestand on Tuesday night in St. Cloud.
Jack Barrie (Northwestern Ohio) belted his sixth home run of the season, but the Rox fell to the Honkers 6-2 at the Rock Pile.
St. Cloud made a late-game comeback attempt, scoring two runs in the bottom of the ninth, but the Rox came up just short.
Barrie tallied his sixth home run to kick off the bottom of the ninth inning, finishing 1-for-3 with one RBI. Ryan Davis brought in the other run for the Rox, going 1-for-4 with one RBI. Ryland Kerr (Eastern Kentucky) recorded a multi-hit game for St. Cloud, finishing 2-for-4. Connor Aube (Texas at Arlington), Ricardo Sanchez (Arkansas at Pine Bluff) and Noah Hill (BYU)
Will Warren (Southeastern Louisiana) started the game on the hill for St. Cloud, throwing five shutout innings to take the no-decision. He gave up just three hits and struck out three. Hance Smith (California-Berkeley) and Joey Stock (St. John’s) each threw shutout innings in relief for the Rox.
St. Cloud (7-6 second half, 23-26 overall) will continue on in its current homestand at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday against Rochester. The game will be Rox Replica Bus Bank Giveaway presented by Voigt’s Bus. The first 250 fans 14 years old and under that enters the stadium will receive a Rox replica bus bank.
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.