Davis Stays Hot, Rox Come Up Just Short
St. Cloud, MN – Following a three-day break due to the Northwoods League All-Star Break, the St. Cloud Rox returned to action on Thursday night back at the Rock Pile.
Ryan Davis (Georgetown) picked up right where he left off before the All-Star Break, continuing his recent hot streak in St. Cloud. Davis led the way in the game, finishing 2-for-4 while scoring the lone run in the bottom of the first inning, but the Rox came up just short against the Rochester Honkers 2-1.
St. Cloud nearly tied things up in the bottom of the ninth inning, with runners on second and third with two outs, but couldn’t quite bring the game-tying run home.
Along with Davis, Marshall Gilbert (Mississippi State) and Bobby Seymour (Wake Forest) each tallied the other two Rox hits in the game, both finishing 1-for-3.
Will Warren (Southeastern Louisiana) started the game on the mound for St. Cloud, pitching six strong innings. He gave up seven hits, just two runs and struck out eight batters. John Matthews (Kent State) pitched three shutout innings in relief, giving up no hits while striking out six.
St. Cloud (9-10 second half, 25-30 overall) will hit the road for three games before returning to the Rock Pile at 7:05 p.m. Monday against La Crosse. The game will be Rox Trading Card Set Giveaway presented by Rengel Printing, Thul Photography and Design, Times Media and 1390 Granite City Sports.
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.