Warren Shines on the Mound, Rox Beat Honkers
Rochester, MN – Will Warren (Southeastern Louisiana) tossed 8.0 innings and surrendered just one hit while striking out eight batters in St. Cloud’s (30-33) 2-0 win over Rochester. Ryan Weisenberg (Georgetown) paced the offense, going 3-4 at the plate while recording the lone RBI of the game.
The scoring began in the fifth inning, when Landon Stephens (Miami-Ohio) drilled a double into right-center field. Weisenberg later singled into center field and scored Stephens from second base.
In the seventh inning, it was Stephens scoring once again.. This time, he was brought home from third base on a balk call. Those two runs were all the scoring St. Cloud needed in the win.
Following Warren’s eight shutout innings on the mound, Finn Del Bonta-Smith (San Jose State) earned his sixth save of the season. He struck out two batters in the ninth inning.
St. Cloud will play Rochester one last time in the regular season tomorrow at 7:05. The game will be at Mayo Field. Following the two-game road series, the Rox return to the Rock Pile this weekend to host the Waterloo Bucks. On Saturday, it’s Hometown Heroes Night presented by Capital One. Five local heroes will be recognized. It’s also Championship Chisel Bobblehead giveaway to the first 500 fans.
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, 200 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.