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Published On: July 30th, 2018


St. Cloud, MN – Four St. Cloud Rox players and Field Manager Al Newman will represent the Rox at the 2018 Major League Dreams Showcase on Tuesday, August 7 at Warner Park in Madison, Wisconsin.

Pitchers Kyle Richardson (Texas A&M), Finn Del Bonta-Smith (San Jose State), Erik Martinez (California-Berkeley) and John Matthews (Kent State) all will be participating in the showcase. Two-time World Series Champion and Rox Field Manager Al Newman will serve as one of the managers in the annual showcase.

The Major League Dreams Showcase will consist of a doubleheader featuring the top players from the Northwoods League who were selected by a panel of Major League Baseball Scouts. The players will participate in a day of workouts in front of scouts which will be followed by the doubleheader. Proceeds from the showcase will benefit the Northwoods League Foundation.

The first game of the doubleheader, which features North Division players and will begin at 4:05 p.m. on August 7, will feature Richardson, Del Bonta-Smith and Martinez on the visiting team, which will be led by Newman as the field manager. Matthews will be on the home team roster, going up against his fellow Rox teammates and coach.

The second game of the doubleheader, which contains South Division players, will begin shortly after the first game around 7:35 p.m. in Madison.

To view the full rosters for the 2018 Major League Dreams Showcase, click here.

St. Cloud returns to the Rock Pile for a handful of games stretching over the course of this week. The Rox will play five games at home during that span, which begins at 7:05 p.m. Monday night against La Crosse. The game will be Rox Trading Card Set Giveaway presented by Rengel Printing, Thul Photography & Design, 1390 Granite City Sports and Times Media. To get tickets to all of the upcoming Rox games, click here.

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

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 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.